Heat at 3-0, Giannis and the Bucks on the ropes

2020-09-05T04:22:25+00:00 2020-09-05T04:22:25+00:00.

Aris Barkas

05/Sep/20 04:22


Jimmy Butler and Miami need one more win to qualify for the East finals

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, Slovenian Goran Dragic added 15 and thanks to a dominant last quarter the Heat beat the Bucks 115-100 pushing them on the bring of elimination.

The Heat outscored Milwaukee 40-13 in the fourth quarter — the biggest final-quarter margin in NBA playoff history — to take a 3-0 series lead. No team in NBA history has ever successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit.

Bam Adebayo said had a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds, while 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists from the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo — who twisted an ankle in the first quarter and continued to play – didn’t make a difference for the Bucks.

On the contrary, Butler had 17 of his points in the fourth, and the Heat pulled off their biggest fourth-quarter playoff comeback ever.

Milwaukee led 87-75 going into the final quarter, up 12 with 12 minutes to go in a game that the Bucks knew they almost certainly had to win to keep any realistic hopes of winning a championship alive.