Bucks dash past the Heat

Ruben Hill
March 24, 2019

The Suns defeated the Bucks 114-105.

The Miami HEAT fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 116-87 Friday night at Fiserv Forum.

The Bucks have the best record in the National Basketball Association at 54-19. He gave Bucks fans a huge scare when he hit the deck in the second quarter, but he got back up and returned to action. Khris Middleton also came close to a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.

Hassan Whiteside had a team-high 14 points and nine boards while Kelly Olynyk added 13.

In a shock to absolutely nobody, the Bucks proved in their latest win over the Miami Heat that they are significantly better when they have something resembling a full and healthy bench to turn to. Down 20 points at the half, Milwaukee outscored the Heat 71-36 in the second and won by 15 points.

Since that epic loss, the Heat (35-37) had won three straight and are clinging to the eighth spot in the playoffs.

Milwaukee stretched its lead to 63-51 at halftime as Antetokounmpo had 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting.

Milwaukee shot 57.1 percent in the first half, including 9 of 17 on three-pointers (52.9 percent).

By the end of the third quarter, Milwaukee had a comfortable 94-69 lead, and the Bucks cruised from there.

Antetokounmpo has help put the Bucks in first in the Eastern Conference with a 53-19 record. Starting G Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fasciitis) and F Nikola Mirotic (left thumb fracture) are out indefinitely.

Heat: Play at Washington on Saturday. As a team, the Bucks shot just 39 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they recovered from a slow start to level the scores going into the fourth quarter only to fall short as the Cavaliers stole the game behind Collin Sexton who finished with 25 points.

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