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|Team||Point Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Milwaukee Bucks||-1.5 (-112)
|Miami Heat||+1.5 (-110
|U 226.5 (-112)
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|It’s not looking good for Miami. They failed to compete in Game 2, losing by 32. While they can certainly improve on their shooting, it won’t solve their inability to overcome the Bucks defence. Milwaukee are in the driver’s seat.|
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|Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat Information|
|Teams||Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat|
|Location||AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida|
|Time||7:30 PM EST, May 27th, 2021|
|How to Watch||TNT|
|Miami Heat||Head-to-Head||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Erik Spoelstra||Head Coach||Mike Budenholzer|
|40-32 (6th in East)||Standing||46-26 (3rd in East)|
|111.2 (18th of 30)||Off Rtg||117.2 (6th of 30)|
|111.2 (7th of 30)||Def Rtg||111.4 (10th of 30)|
|96.6 (29th of 30)||Pace||102.2 (2nd of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|J. Butler (21.5)||PPG||G. Antetokounmpo (28.1)|
|B. Adebayo (9.0)||RPG||G. Antetokounmpo (11.0)|
|J. Butler (7.1)||APG||J. Holiday (6.1)|
|J. Butler (2.1)||SPG||J. Holiday (1.6)|
|B. Adebayo (1.0)||BPG||B. Lopez (1.5)|
|D. Dedmon (.708)/B. Adebayo (7.1)||FG%/FGM||G. Antetokounmpo (.569)/G. Antetokounmpo (10.3)|
|D. Robinson (.408)/D. Robinson (3.5)||3P%/3PM||B. Portis (.471)/B. Forbes, K. Middleton (2.2)|
The Miami Heat were outpaced in their last match against the Milwaukee Bucks. It all started in the first quarter, where they were outscored 46 to 20.
Miami need to make a concentrated effort to limit the pace of the Bucks. They weren’t able to keep up with them, allowing 10 first quarter threes.
The Heat have their own offensive issues, but defending from the tip should be priority number one.
Goran lives for this part of the year ? pic.twitter.com/GR5Udato0e
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 22, 2021
He’s not the defensive force that Erik Spoelstra likes to have at the point of attack, but veteran guard Goran Dragic has been the lone bright spot for the Heat in their last two games.
The Slovenian international has averaged 21.5 points on 53.6% shooting from the field in their first two games. He’s not been much of a playmaker, but he seems to be the only Heat player able to find his own shot.
Dragic’s play may see Spoelstra shuffle the starting lineup in hopes of keeping up with the early Bucks onslaught. He’s certainly been more reliable than any other Heat backcourt player this series.
The Milwaukee Bucks barely set a foot wrong in their Game 2 victory over the Miami Heat, but one of the more underrated factors in their performance was their domination of the glass.
The Bucks outrebounded the Heat 61 to 36. In fact, the Bucks’ offensive rebounding numbers alone (21) was just six fewer than the defensive rebounding total of the Heat (27).
By closing off extra opportunities for the Heat and finding more for themselves, the Milwaukee Bucks dominated the Heat. It’s important to cut off Miami’s energy as soon as possible.
Jrue Holiday found a way for this bucket ? pic.twitter.com/cmU6K7VMIC
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 22, 2021
Jrue Holiday is one of the steadiest players in the NBA. While not flashy, he showed in Game 2 that he is brilliantly effective running the Bucks offence.
Holiday was a game-high +37 for the Bucks, posting 11 points, 15 assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in 30 minutes of play.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer is surely pleased with Holiday’s ability to spell Antetokounmpo’s involvement in many possessions. It may be an early call, but Holiday is looking like the missing piece to Milwaukee’s championship formula.
Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.
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