Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Date and Time: Thursday, May 27,2021 7:30 PM ET Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL. Prediction: Miami Heat Bookmaker: 1xbet
The Milwaukee Bucks blew the Miami Heat out of the gym in Game 2 of the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. The Bucks shot 10 threes in the first quarter itself and led by 26 – the joint-highest margin a team has led by at the end of the first quarter in NBA playoff history. The Milwaukee Bucks now hold a 2-0 series lead over the Miami Heat. The men from South Beach have it all to do in the remaining games if they are to progress to the Eastern conference semi-finals.
The Miami Heat were humiliated in Game 2 as they were caught by surprise by a shooting barrage by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks’ nonstop three-point shooting demoralized the Heat as they couldn’t respond with threes of their own and their defense collapsed as well.
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra also faced a lot of scrutiny for not making the necessary in-game adjustments. A great three-point shooter like Tyler Herro played just 18 minutes in the game, while Kendrick Nunn, who was unable to shoot the ball, got 25 minutes of action.
The Milwaukee Bucks were not going to let another game go down to the wire. They showed up with guns blazing from the get-go, dropped 15 threes in the first half and led by 30 at one point in the game. The Bucks ended the game with 22 three-pointers, just 3 shy of the NBA playoffs record. Bryn Forbes got significant playing time off the bench as he kept shooting lights out, dropping 22 points on 8-12 shooting, including 6-9 from three-point range.
The Miami Heat are now in desperate mode. They cannot afford to lose Game 3 and go down 0-3 as no team has ever won a series since going down by that margin. You can be certain that coach Spoelstra is firing up his team to win on their home floor.