The Milwaukee Bucks made ten 3-point shots in the first quarter.
I checked the Bucks roster to spell Bryn Forbes’ name correctly.
Forbes made six 3-pointers finishing with 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks protect home court, dominating the Miami Heat 132-98 on Monday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is out of the playoffs, but he returned disguised at Forbes.
The list of problems has grown for the Heat, adding Forbes to the list.
“I love it,” Forbes said. “Once you get into a rhythm, Jrue is a great facilitator, Donte, Giannis; all those guys are great passers; when you have them on your team, you will get more.”
The Bucks scored 78 points in the first half, shooting 57 percent in the first half.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists to lead the Bucks.
There were 17 lead changes and 16 ties in game one. The Bucks sent a message in-game two; the series is in their favor.
The boys from Biscayne Boulevard had no answers. When Heat fans tuned into the game, it was practically over.
Both teams looked terrible down the stretch in game one. The Bucks improved in game two.
It is easy to share stats, but the final score after game two is concerning for Miami. This is not the same Milwaukee team who played in the bubble during last year’s playoffs; they are improved.
The Heat, what’s wrong with Jimmy Butler? He finished 4 for 10 for 10 points. What is wrong with Bam Adebayo? He finished 5 for 11 for 16 points. Tyler Herro? 1 for 5 for 4 points.
“It is never that bad; it is not all good either,” Butler said. “We have to do better. The bright spot is I don’t think we can play worse.”
There were outlier performances in the bubble last season with Jimmy and Tyler; moreover, Jimmy looked like a top-five player; however, these playoff performances in the first two games have been very worrying.
The roster seems it may need more attention than we thought this offseason. There will need to be soul searching in off-season moves.
Miami has cap space and flexibility this summer. They need an alpha scorer this offseason, so this roster that includes Adebayo and Butler can follow. The tricky thing is that there is not a clear candidate this summer.
The beat goes on to game three, where 17,000 expected fans will be ready to cheer a Heat team who will need it.