- Tonight's match is part one of a rare schedule hiccup for the Heat, who will rest for two days and once again face the Bucks in Milwaukee on Friday. This opponent repeat only occurs once this season for the Heat.
- The Bucks are a long removed from their breakout performance of yesteryear, when they finished 6th in the Eastern Conference sitting one victory away from the Heat who finished in the 5th spot. Hobbled by injuries and sub-par play, the Bucks are currently the worst offensively efficient team in the NBA defending well but struggling to score buckets. Not very different than the Bobcats team the Heat just finished suffocating. A similar approach should ensue.
- With that being said, the hobbled Bucks are coming off a 99-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks (now without Caron Butler for the remainder of the season), proving their stout defense is capable of defeating Goliaths. That and Earl Boykins breaking the Mavs apart.
- Who can forget the memorable messianic photograph captured in the teams' last meeting?
- The opposition: Bucksketball
|(2nd of 30) 111.3||Off Rtg||99.9 (30th of 30)|
|(3rd of 30) 100.8||Def Rtg||101.9 (6th of 30)|
|(20th of 30) 91.0||Pace||90.4 (24th of 30)|
|Carlos Arroyo||PG||Keyon Dooling|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||John Salmons|
|Lebron James||SF||Luc Mbah a Moute|
|Chris Bosh||PF||Ersan Ilyasova|
|Zydrunas Ilgauskas||C||Andrew Bogut|
|James Jones||6th||Corey Magette|
|Matchup Series 1-0|
|American Airlines Arena|
|7:30 PM EST|
|Sun Sports / 790 AM|
|Heat: U. Haslem (out indef) Bucks: B. Jennings, D. Gooden (4 weeks)|
|C. Delfino, M. Redd, D. Hobson (out indef)|