After getting blown out in Game 2, the Miami Heat faced another Milwaukee Bucks buzzsaw on Thursday in Game 3. The Bucks, unfazed by a crowd of 17,000 at American Airlines Arena, posted a 113-84 win to take a 3-0 lead in their opening round playoff series.
With the win, the Bucks pushed a Heat team that upset them in last year’s playoffs to the brink. They’ve done so in dominant fashion. Miami kept things close in a 109-107 win for the Bucks in Game 1. Since then, the Bucks have exerted their will on both side of the floor.
After shooting 41.5% from three and scoring 132 points in Game 2, the Bucks leaned into their defense on Thursday, limiting Miami to 37.6% shooting from the field. Much like Game 2, the Bucks opened up a big early lead and didn’t let the Heat within striking distance.
Chuck brought out the broom for Bucks-Heat 🧹😂 pic.twitter.com/OZBxVmuojp
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 28, 2021
The Bucks dominate in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead over the Heat 😤
Giannis: 17 PTS, 17 REB, 5 AST
Khris Middleton: 22 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST pic.twitter.com/jl5SPEqdBS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 28, 2021