The Milwaukee Bucks dominated the Miami Heat 113-84 in Game 3 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday. The Bucks took a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round best-of-seven series and look set to finish off the Heat in Game 4.
It was an excellent all-around performance from the entire Milwaukee Bucks squad, with six players scoring in double-figures. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just 17 points but grabbed 17 rebounds with five assists. Khris Middleton led all scorers with 22 points for the winning team.
Jimmy Butler started off well but cooled off in the end. He had 19 points total but PJ Tucker’s defense on him in the second half stopped him in his tracks.
As the game began, everyone expected the Miami Heat to come out with all cylinders firing. Instead, they came out flat as their cold-shooting put them in an early 26-14 hole after the first quarter. The Milwaukee Bucks were more focused, especially defensively. Though both teams shot less than 40 percent early on, the Bucks dominated the glass and led by double-digits early.