The Milwaukee Bucks were shorthanded against the Miami Heat on Thursday night and came up short in a 108-102 loss.
Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t play and that had an impact on the team. Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 24 points.
The game was tied at 45 at halftime, but the Heat opened up a 15-point lead with about four minutes remaining in the game, to take control. The Bucks fought hard, but came up a couple possessions short.
Looking for a bright spot? How about the Bucks bench. Javon Carter had 18 points, Jordan Nwora had 16 points and A.J. Green added 15 points for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee’s record is 27-15. They will end the road trip with a rematch against Miami at noon on Saturday.