Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 Playoffs in the first round between the Milwaukee Bucks (MIL) against the Miami Heat (MIA) on May 25, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Fiserv Forum.
The Milwaukee Bucks crushes the Miami Heat in Game 2 with a score of 132-98. The Bucks had a flaming first quarter, scoring 46 points on the Heat’s 20 point quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in 31 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists. Not only that but “The Greek Freak” also had 3 steals and a block, finishing the game with multiple defensive efforts.
Forbes was a three-point shooting machine throughout the game as he dropped 6 three-pointers on the Heat. Overall, the former Spur ended the game with 22 points.
“That was a huge part in me coming here,” Forbes shared. “You know that there would be these opportunities and we would be in the playoffs. … It’s just great to be in this position, be in the playoffs again and have an opportunity and stage.”
In the first half, the Bucks were raining three-pointers against the Heat, hitting 15 of their 29 looks. At the end of the game, the Bucks shot 22-53 from outside the three-point arc. In addition to that, the Bucks never trailed within the game and were leading by as many as 36 big points.
There were not many scorers for the Heat in this game. The usual scorers for every game, namely, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, and Tyler Herro, did not score well. Butler only scored 10 points while shooting 4-10, Robinson also finished with 10 while Herro, who played for 18 minutes, only had 4 points in 1-5 shooting.
“They made a lot of shots, but we didn’t make anything difficult on them or take anything away,” Butler said at the end of the game.
Bam Adebayo finished with 16 points and 3 rebounds after playing for 29 minutes.
“I don’t think we need to give ourselves a pep talk,” Adebayo shared. “We’re grown men. At the end of the day, we are down 2-0. We know what we’ve got to do.”
Dragic and Dedmon provided firepower from the bench. The veteran guard scored 18 points while the big man tallied 19 points and 9 rebounds. Furthermore, Dedmon also managed to sink 8 of his 11 attempts.
Milwaukee’s Holiday shares a record with Paul Pressey and Oscar Robertson after recording 15 dimes in a playoff game. The Buck also added 11 points and seven rebounds for the team.
The Bucks lead 2-0 against the Heat. The series will resume on Friday at 7: 30 AM for Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Bucks vs Heat
20-46; 31-32; 27-29; 20-25
Bucks (132) – Antetokounmpo 31, Forbes 22, Middleton 17, Connaughton 11, Holiday 11
Heat (98) – Dedmon 19, Dragic 18, Adebayo 16, Robinson 10, Butler 10