In last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks won their first two games against the Toronto Raptors. And then, the Raptors won four straight games to advance to the NBA Finals and eventually win the championship.
Now, the Bucks find themselves down 0-2 in the second round to the Miami Heat. They’ll try to pull off the same performance against the Heat that the Raptors managed last year. Miami has never lost a series after going up 2-0, and Milwaukee has never come back in a series after losing the first two games.
The Heat are 13-0 all-time when leading 2-0 in a best-of-7 series— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) September 3, 2020
The Bucks are 0-14 all-time when trailing 2-0 in a best-of-7 series
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Jimmy Butler said, “we’re not looking at it like we’re up 2-0.” That’s exactly the right attitude to have.
Butler: “I said it time and time again. We truly do not care what people say....were not looking at it like we’re up 2-0.”— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) September 3, 2020
And for the Heat, both Andre Iguodala and Kelly Olynyk are questionable to play. Iguodala suffered a right ankle sprain after Kyle Korver committed a flagrant foul on him, putting his foot on Iguodala’s landing spot on a jumper. And Olynyk has a right knee bruise. Both reserves have shown value for the Heat this series — Iguodala as a smart defender against Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Olynyk as a floor spacer against Brook Lopez.
The game will air on TNT and tip off shortly after 6:30 p.m.
- Khris Middleton
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Brook Lopez
- Wesley Matthews
- Eric Bledsoe
- Jimmy Butler
- Jae Crowder
- Bam Adebayo
- Duncan Robinson
- Goran Dragic
- TV: TNT
- 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)