BUTLER, HEAT PULL AWAY FROM BUCKS FOR 3-0 LEAD IN NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 30 points as the fifth-seeded Miami Heat took a 3-0 Eastern Conference semifinals series lead over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks with a 115-100 win on Friday night in the NBA bubble near Orlando.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s reigning MVP, had 21 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists, and two blocks for Milwaukee. However, he shot just 7-for-21 from the floor, including 0-for-7 from 3-point range.
Game 4 in the series is set for Sunday afternoon. No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 series deficit.
Miami, which is 7-0 in the playoffs this year, also got 20 points and a team-high 16 rebounds from Bam Adebayo. Jae Crowder made a big contribution with 17 points, sinking 5 of 11 3-point attempts.