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Preview: Bucks on ropes in Game 3 vs. Heat

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Andre Iguodala and Kelly Olynyk are listed as questionable to play.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Two Photo by Madison Quisenberry/NBAE via Getty Images

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.

Jimmy Butler said, “we’re not looking at it like we’re up 2-0.” That’s exactly the right attitude to have.

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.

Probable Starters:

Milwaukee —

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

Miami —

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

Broadcast Info

  • 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)