The Miami Heat continue their toughest road stretch of the season tonight, heading up to Milwaukee for a matchup with the Bucks. Miami has yet to ‘bag a Buck' this season, losing their two previous meetings. This will be their last chance however, as it's the third and final game between the two teams this season.
The first meeting between the two teams came in late January at the AAA is Miami, when the Bucks held the Heat to a season-worst 37.3% shooting from the field. The second meeting came a little over a week later in Milwaukee, when the home team was able to survive another game with the Heat despite LeBron James putting up a season-high 40 points.
Miami is fresh off back-to-back wins, including a 20-point win over the Hawks last night that wasn't as close as the score indicates. The Heat out-rebounded Atlanta 52-38 and held them to shooting just 38.9% from the field. An interesting stat, considering Miami is 10-1 in games they hold their opponent under 40% shooting, with the only loss coming to the Bucks in the teams first meeting.
- Miami is 9-5 on the road. The Bucks are 7-5 at home.
- Milwaukee has grabbed at least 10 offensive rebounds in each of their last 7 games.
- The Heat are now 21-7 which matches their best 28-game start in franchise history.
- The Bucks have lost 4 of their last 6 games. They have also lost 3 in a row at home by an average of 10 points.
- In Miami's last two victories, they haven't trailed at all in the second half.
- The Bucks are shooting 41% from downtown in their last four games.
- The Heat still list Mario Chalmers (hand) as day to day.
- As for Milwaukee, Andrew Bogut (ankle) is out.
Tipoff from the Bradley Center is set for 8pm. The game will be broadcast locally on Sun Sports.