Ebene News – CA – Bucks vs. Heat – Game Recap – December 29, 2020 – ESPN

MIAMI – – On Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks suffered their worst 3-point effort in just over a year

The Bucks set a 29-point 3-point record in their 144-97 loss to defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat on Tuesday night They shot 29 for 51 from deep, two nights after 7 for 38 in loss to New York

“Some nights the basketball gods are with you a bit,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer “It’s probably one of those nights”

Milwaukee used 13 players and 12 made at least one 3 point – the only exception being the two-time reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo Khris Middleton had four 3s and scored 25 points, Jrue Holiday had six 3s on his 24-point night and Donte DiVincenzo was 5-for-6 from deep at the end with 17 points

Antetokounmpo had just nine points But his brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo – who was 0 for 11 on a 3-point range in his early-night career – stepped into the act and made it a deep one.

“I knew we were shooting well,” said Bucks center Brook Lopez, who made three 3s “I didn’t know we were getting close to it”

The record was broken by Sam Merrill, who got the 28th 3-point with 6:07 left to play, giving the Bucks a 131-86 lead

The previous record of 3 in a game was 27, set by the Houston Rockets against the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2019 Milwaukee’s previous record was 22, against Sacramento on November 4, 2018 Most cleared before in a game by Miami was on February 24, 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers

Milwaukee led 10-0 after 78 seconds, 21-3 after about four minutes, and the tone was set in the teams’ first meeting since last season’s playoffs, when the Heat knocked out the Bucks in five games

“It looked like they had been thinking about this game for 80 days,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

Tyler Herro scored 23 points for the Heat Jimmy Butler of Miami missed the game with a sprained right ankle; it is not known if he will play on Wednesday when the Heat and Bucks meet

“Tomorrow we’re going to have to go out with a lot more energy or we’re going to be embarrassed again,” Herro said

It was the biggest road win in Bucks history, surpassing the 39-point margin in New York on April 10, 1987 The 47-point margin is the second-worst loss in Heat history; they lost 138-91 to Pat Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 8 of Miami’s first season

Bucks: Milwaukee had 16 3s at halftime, most halves in team history The Bucks’ last three games were all decided long before the final buzzer, beating Golden State by 39 at Christmas, then losing by 20 in New York on Sunday and leading by no less than 51 on Tuesday

Heat: Worst heat loss was 148-80 against Cleveland in 1991 Tuesday’s 32-point halftime deficit was the second worst in team history, topped with a hole 33 points on March 8, 1989 when Riley and the Lakers led 76-43 at the break Herro had 20 points at halftime, the first time he has done this in his career

The Heat had about 100 fans playing the game, all family and friends of players and employees. “I think it’s a boost for the family, just to be able to find some normalcy and to have a real opportunity to support their loved ones, ”said Spoelstra, whose wife Nikki attended

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s streak of 108 straight regular-season games – and 132 overall – with at least 10 points completed It was the first time since February 13, 2017 that he has played, has scored less than 10 points and the Bucks still won

NBA viewers watched 815 million hours of live games on ABC, ESPN and TNT during the opening week of the season, up 95% from the opening week in 2019

Kings first-round pick Tyrese Haliburton got off to an intriguing start, racking up assists and hitting 3s, but he wasn’t the only player making noise on Tuesday

Devin Booker invents the flight and Chris Paul finishes at the other end for an easy 2

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Ebene News – CA – Bucks vs Heat – Game Recap – December 29, 2020 – ESPN

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