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Preview: Heat go for sweep of Bucks in Game 4

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Can the Heat win their eighth straight playoff win today?

NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After an already-legendary performance in the fourth quarter of Game 3, the Miami Heat will seek to deliver the final blow to the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and sweep them today to improve to 8-0 to begin the NBA Playoffs.

No NBA team has even come back from a 0-3 deficit in 139 tries.

Yesterday, the Bucks listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as questionable for Game 4 after he suffered a sprained right ankle in Game 3, but it would be hard to imagine the reigning MVP being shut down for an elimination game and the threat of being humiliated with a sweep. However, it will likely mean he’ll be limited somewhat in terms of mobility and agility, with his spin moves and transition baskets appearing to be the only moves he’s shown this series that can break down Miami’s defense.

It’s unclear whether or not Kelly Olynyk will be healthy enough to rejoin his teammates on the floor, with the big man sitting out Game 3 with a bruised right knee. He is listed as questionable to play in Game 4. Tyler Herro is also day-to-day but is listed as probable with a bruised right hip.

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: ABC, NBA League Pass
  • 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)