The Miami Heat outscored the Milwaukee Bucks 40-13 in the final quarter on Friday, turning a 12-point deficit into a 115-100 victory to win their third in a row over the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler finished with 30 points, 17 of that coming in the fourth as he personally outscored Milwaukee down the stretch. Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 16 rebounds and Jae Crowder had 17 with five 3-pointers for the Heat, who are 7-0 in the playoffs in the Orlando bubble.
Miami’s bench contributed 31 points, six of those coming from former UA star Andre Iguodala, who also had three rebounds and three assists (as well as four fouls) in 11 minutes of action. Iguodala suffered a right ankle sprain late in the third quarter of the Game 3 win and was questionable to play Friday.
Andre Lguodala returns to action
The Heat’s other ex-Wildcat, Solomon Hill, was once again a DNP. He hasn’t appeared in the postseason. The Heat’s other ex-Wildcat, Solomon Hill, was once again a DNP. He hasn’t appeared in the postseason. Miami, which last reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2014, can go for the sweep of Milwaukee on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. MST on ABC.
Before that, on Saturday, is Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the defending champion Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics. Boston is up 2-1 on Toronto, which has two former UA players (Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson) who have logged a combined two minutes in the first three games
Raptors beat the Celtics at the signal
Miami picking up Jae Crowder while trading for Andre Iguodala turned out to a move with league-altering implications. What a world. If the Heat eventually advances to the NBA Finals, it will mark Andre Lguodala’s sixth straight finals appearance. The success slices Boston’s arrangement lead to 2-1. No group has ever conquered a 3-0 shortage, making it an unquestionable requirement dominate match for Toronto. The terrible news is Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson despite everything still can’t seem to show up in the arrangement. The Raptors are playing a short seat.