Giannis posts first career triple-double in playoffs, Bucks sweep Heat

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Antigoni Zachari

29/May/21 21:52

Eurohoops.net

The Bucks got their revenge from the Heat with a sweep to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The Milwaukee Bucks held on in Miami to prevail over the Heat with a 120-103 victory, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a sweep.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has one more reason to celebrate, as he recorded his first career triple-double in the playoffs with 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds, to become just the third Bucks player in history to accomplish this feat.

Khris Middleton stepped up in the third quarter to give the Bucks a much-needed boost after being down 64-57 at halftime and completed the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Brook Lopez added up to the efforts with 25 points and Bryn Forbes had 22 coming from the bench.

Miami has never lost a playoff series to Milwaukee before, knocking off the Bucks in the 2013 Eastern Conference first round and the 2020 Eastern Conference semifinals.

Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Jimmy Butler posted a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Miami goes out with a total 40-33 record this season, 21-16 at home.

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