NBA Playoffs: Bucks Vs. Heat Game 3Published May 27, 2021 by Sol FH
The Miami Heat are in a world of trouble, two games down against the Bucks with Game 3 tonight at 00:30 GMT.
In Game 1, the Bucks had a terrible night on offense but they were still able to pull out an overtime win over the Heat. In Game 2, the Bucks improved in their long-range shooting and absolutely crushed the Heat in Game 2 to win 132-98 at Fiserv Forum.
Milwaukee began Game 2 with a historic first quarter, including 10 3-pointers, which matched the NBA record for most in a quarter. They also managed to score a total of 46-points and their lead (26-points) also matched the largest score gap between two teams after a first-quarter in all NBA playoff history.
The Bucks' guard Bryn Forbes was the main weapon from beyond the arc, hitting five of six in the first quarter. He managed to score 22-points by the end of the game and went 6-for-9 from 3-point land.
"If my man got the hot hand, I'm going to him," Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday commented. "And he wasn't missing, so at that point we were running everything to him just to -- really just to see what happens."
The Bucks had great communication with Giannis Antetokounmpo who controlled the interior, for which the Heat had no answer. He scored 31-points including going 12-for-23 on the night. He also grabbed 13-rebounds, six assists, and three steals. By the end of the third quarter, the game was out of reach for the Heat and Giannis began giving the fans a soccer skill show during timeouts and stoppages.
"I can do probably like 300 of those," Antetokounmpo commented. "I wanted to play soccer. I didn't want to play basketball growing up."
The Heat yet again struggled offensively, as both Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo had average performances for the second straight game. Butler, now 8-for-32 in the series is not currently playing at playoff level, and Adebayo, currently at 9-for-26 for a total of 25-points in the two games, is not having a series that will lead anywhere other than the golf course.
The NBA is live at bet365 Sports with pre-game and live in-play odds available. Prior to tip-off, the Bucks are in the driver's seat at 1.80, while the Heat is at 2.05.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, on May 27 at 10:30 GMT.