Bucks cool down Heat, seals no. 1 seat in East

first_imgDespite winning all of their matches since the NBA restart, the Suns were still far behind from eighth place in the Western Conference playoffs race with its 30-39 record./PN The Heat regained the lead for the last time at 111-110 before the Bucks went on a 20-0 rampage, highlighted by three dunks from Antetokounmpo, to build a 130-111 advantage. Khris Middleton drained five triples and finished with 33 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo also ended up with 33 points as the Bucks sealed the no. 1 seat in Eastern Conference with 55-14 record. Meanwhile, Phoenix Suns stayed undefeated in the bubble with a 114-99 rout of Indiana Pacers. Deandre Ayton had double-double 23 points and 10 rebounds. Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo works his way past Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo as Jae Crowder tries to help and Kendrick Nunn looks on. APcenter_img Down by as much as 23 points in the opening half, the Bucks slowly clawed its way back in the third quarter to come to within six points but a three-pointer by Heat’s Andre Iguodala increased the lead to nine. Milwaukee then answered back with 13 straight points despite Antetokounmpo sitting out due to foul trouble to seize a 107-103 advantage on a triple by Eric Bledsoe. MILWAUKEE Bucks recovered from 23-point deficit to pull off a 130-116 victory over Miami Heat in the restart of the 2019-2020 NBA season on Thursday night (Friday in the Philippines) at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida.last_img