The last time these teams met, the Miami Heat shocked the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs into the NBA Finals.
The Bucks apparently hit Tuesday on their calendar.
Milwaukee started 12-0 in the rematch on Tuesday, leading 46-26 at the end of the first quarter. At the end of the game, Milwaukee achieved a 144-97 victory and set a new NBA record with 29 three-pointers.
TNT avoids blowout
The outbreak of the game was so bad that TNT, which broadcasted the game nationwide, got into trouble when the Bucks extended their lead to 93-62 in the third quarter.
“There are a lot of games going on in the NBA, in fact, there are 10 of them,” said Brian Anderson, the next-to-field announcer, as the broadcast resumed from a commercial interruption. “It doesn’t seem to be one of them.”
Then he threw it to Ernie Johnson, the host of the studio.
Johnson replied: “Call us when the phone drops to about 15 or 20.” He was at Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal were all bantered while watching other league games.
They started with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors, and then started the tour from that lap, watching multiple games on the crowded NBA bench.
They also watched a video of Stephen Curry shooting a three-pointer in the gym.
The Bucks fever has never returned to 15 or 20. TNT continues to conduct broadcast rounds. Although the Bucks set a new record for three-pointers in the game, it did check in the middle of the fourth quarter.
Except for Giannis, every stag is connected from a distance
Backup guard Sam Merrill hit the Bucks’ 28th three-pointer of the night with 6:07 remaining, breaking the record. He is the 12th Bucks to connect from a long distance.
In fact, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Giannis Antetokounmpo) is the only player in the entire Bucks lineup who has no long-range contact. The defending MVP is one of the few Bucks players who did not catch fire, setting a record of 9 shots, 3 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists at login.
For his teammates, being under the stars of the Bucks is no problem. In Khris Middleton’s 25 and Jrue Holiday’s 24, seven Bucks scored double-doubles.
He made 6 of 10 long-range throws during the holiday, leading by three-point barrage. Donte DiVincenzo added 5 three-pointers, and Middleton had 4 points. The Bucks shot 29 of 51 (56.9%) from long range. Seven Bucks players received at least two three-pointers.
Tyler Herro led the Miami Heat with 23 points. The Heat were eliminated without an ankle injury to Jimmy Butler. But he did not save them from this 47-point plunge.
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