April 27, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The NBA playoffs continued to be fierce with the Miami Heat, who played away, by narrowly beating the Milwaukee Bucks 128-126 in overtime. The total score was 4-1. The Heat will face the New York Knicks in the next round. In today’s game,Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 20 rebounds while Butler had 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists BK8.
The score of the four quarters (Heat team first): 36-33, 27-36, 23-33, 32-16, 10-8.
Heat Player Stats: Adebayo 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Butler 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, Love 15 points and 12 rebounds, Vincent 22 points and 6 assists, Struth 8 points and 8 rebounds, Lowry 10 Points 2 assists.
Bucks Player Stats: Antetokounmpo 38 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists, Middleton 33 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Lopez 18 points and 10 rebounds, Holiday 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, Allen 8 points, 4 rebounds 3 assists, Connaughton 7 points and 3 rebounds.
Facing the edge of being eliminated, Antetokounmpo opened the game with an empty dunk and led the team to a 12-7 lead. Bet99 Butler hit the inside to end his personal scoring shortage. Two role players, Vincent and Struth, scored 10 points in a row where the Heat overtook the score. Next, the “tough guy” Butler started a singles performance. He first made a sudden dunk, and then made a three-pointer, leading the Heat to a 9-2 spurt. Middleton alone contributed 9 points in a row, with a total of 17 points in the first quarter and successfully narrowed the point difference to 2 points. In the first quarter, the Heat led by only 3 points 36-33.
In the second quarter, Antetokounmpo contributed 5 points with shots and penalties, and the veteran Lowry made a long-range three-pointer and hit the basket to expand the lead to 8 points. Holiday responded with 3 points, while Lopez and Connaughton hit the inside successively, and the Bucks took advantage of Butler’s rest to play a 9-2 spurt. Since the Heat only scored 1 point in the past 2 minutes, the Bucks widened the point difference to 10 points. Relying on the 38-19 complete crush of rebounds, the Bucks led the Heat 69-63 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Strus made a long three-pointer, and the Heat started with a 7-0 spurt to overtake the score. Antetokounmpo scored 4 points in a row, Butler hit a three-pointer, and one person scored 5 points in a row to stop the Bucks. After the timeout, Middleton made a long three-pointer, Antetokounmpo made a one-stop layup, and Allen received a technical foul because he was dissatisfied with the referee. Butler made an empty cut to the inside line for a layup, but Adebayo ended up with 4 fouls on his back. The Heat’s lack of inside height caused the defensive end to be completely passive. Lopez and Middleton hit 3 consecutive three-pointers and instantly expanded the point difference to more than 15 points. After three quarters, the Heat trailed 86-102.
In the last quarter, 22Bet Adebayo, who was backed by 4 fouls, ended the Heat’s scoring drought. He scored 5 points in a row. The Bucks did not score in the first 3 minutes of this quarter. Love made a 3-pointer in the counterattack, and the Heat stopped the Bucks 8-0. The Bucks then widened the point difference to more than 10 points. Middleton made 5 fouls, Matthews made a three-pointer, Butler chased 12 points in a row, and miraculously tied the score to 111. Antetokounmpo forced the inside to score 2 points, and Adebayo tied the score again. With 2 seconds left, Butler hit an empty catch and the two sides entered overtime at 118.
In overtime, Adebayo dunked, Antetokounmpo made a foul and only scored 1 point. Lowry left the field with 6 fouls, Butler scored an extreme mid-range shot, Adebayo just scored, and then graduated with 6 fouls. Antetokounmpo made two free throws and Zeller scored to help the Heat lead by 7 points. Although Middleton made 3 free throws for a three-point foul, the Bucks played a 5-0 spurt. Struth made 2 of three free throws, and the Bucks had no shot in the last attack. In the end, the Miami Heat narrowly beat the Milwaukee Bucks 128-126 in overtime and advanced to the semifinals. The Heat will face the New York Knicks in the semifinals.