Bucks collapse in 115-100 loss to Heat in Game 3 Friday


It was a historical night, for all the wrong reasons, for the Bucks.

Milwaukee set a dubious mark in their 115-100 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, outscored 40-13 in the fourth quarter.

The 27-point differential is the largest in the fourth quarter of the shot clock era, or 65 years of NBA Playoff history. Milwaukee led by 12 entering the fourth quarter before falling apart down the stretch.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton combined for 61 points, but shot just 29.7% from deep as the offense struggled for a third straight game against Miami.

Meanwhile, the Heat set a franchise record with 18 made threes in one playoff game.

Former Marquette star Jimmy Butler scored 30 points for the Heat, with fellow Golden Eagles alum Jae Crowder adding 13. Former Whitnall High School star Tyler Herro had 17 off the bench for Miami.

Game 4 is Sunday evening in Orlando, with the Miami Heat leading the Milwaukee Bucks 3-0 in the best-of-seven. The Bucks need to win their next four games to advance in the playoffs.

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Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Three

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Three