Bucks rally from down 23 to defeat Heat 130-116 Thursday afternoon

After trailing by 23 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks surged to the finish line, defeating the Miami Heat 130-116 while outscoring Miami 38-18 in the fourth quarter.

Milwaukee clinched the #1 seed in the East with the win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-13 from inside the arc and Khris Middleton shot 5-of-6 beyond it as the Bucks shot 52% for the game collectively in the win. The duo scored 33 points apiece.

Antetokounmpo pulled down a dozen rebounds and handed out six assists, while Middleton had eight assists to lead the Bucks while also adding six rebounds.

Former Whitnall High School star Tyler Herro scored 20 points for the Miami Heat, while former Madison Memorial and Marquette standout Wesley Mathews recorded nine points for the Bucks.

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Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks