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Game Preview: Heat look for another win in Game 2 vs Bucks

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The Heat took Game 1 over Milwaukee, and look to take Game 2 on Wednesday night.

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are looking to take a 2-0 series lead when they play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The Heat came out with a strong performance in Game 1 dominating the paint and building a wall around Giannis. Game 2 will be a little bit harder.

There’s optimism on both sides. The Heat got the win even with the Bucks shooting the ball incredible in the first half and Khris Middleton dumping in 28 points. On top of that, Duncan Robinson never got going, but the Heat still pulled it out thanks to a 40-piece from Jimmy Butler.

The Bucks are hoping that Eric Bledsoe returns to their lineup, which creates additional problems for the Heat as he is a much more of an offensive threat than George Hill. It’s Game 2, but this feels like a tipping point for the Bucks. Look for adjustments on both ends and a much more aggressive approach from the Bucks.

One of the biggest adjustments the Heat need to make is limiting the effectiveness of Brook Lopez who scorched them from beyond the arc. Expect the Bucks to find way to make Giannis able to operate with a little bit more room.

The broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN.

Probable Starters

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Goran Dragic

Milwaukee —

  • Khris Middleton
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Brook Lopez
  • Wesley Matthews
  • Eric Bledsoe

Broadcast Info

  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)