Heat too hot for Antetokounmpo, Bucks

first_imgMILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – OCTOBER 26: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after fouling out in overtime against the Miami Heat at the Fiserv Forum on October 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFPThe Miami Heat completed a superb second-half comeback to spoil Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks’ home opener on Saturday with a 131-126 overtime victory.Reigning NBA MVP Antetokounmpo led the scoring with 29 points, including a magical buzzer-beating tip-in to force overtime, but was unable to thwart Miami’s victory charge.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Guys made some big-time plays in the second half. The intensity and urgency went up a level at the start of the third quarter.“If you want to beat one of these teams on their home floor you have to play a lot harder than we did in the first half. And we did, it was one inspiring play after another.”Butler missed Wednesday’s season-opening win as well after his girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl. The Heat were also missing power forward James Johnson and shooting guard Dion Waiters.In Detroit, Tobias Harris finished with 29 points and Al Horford added 23 as the Philadelphia 76ers bagged their second win of the season with a 117-111 defeat of the Pistons.Ben Simmons had 13 points and 10 assists for the Sixers, who were missing the injured Joel Embiid after the two-time All-Star sprained an ankle in last Wednesday’s win over Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Heat, missing star Jimmy Butler, had trailed by 21 points in the third quarter but exploded to overwhelm the Bucks down the stretch, outscoring the home team by 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.Goran Dragic led the Miami scoring with 25 points from the bench while Bam Adebayo weighed in with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Kendrick Nunn added 18 points while four other Miami players finished with double digit tallies.Antetokounmpo delivered a highlight reel moment with his improvised tip-in to tie it up at 121-121. Down by two with three seconds remaining, the Bucks inbounded to Khris Middleton who launched a long-range effort from the perimeter.With the shot falling short, Antetokounmpo collected in mid-air and dropped the ball into the basket to force overtime.However the Heat proved the stronger in overtime, outscoring the Bucks 10-5 to close out the win.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra praised the “guts and perseverance” of his team’s second half fightback following the win.“We did it the hard way but so what?” Spoelstra said. “It’s never easy on the road against a team like the Bucks.”ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees MOST READcenter_img Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘Gago’ Merciless ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *