Miami Heat will have to wait for another game to qualify for the final of the NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference, after Milwaukee Bucks grabbed game 4 in Overtime to put the series at 3-1, avoiding a 4-0 blowout that would have ended the contest on Sunday.
It was a game that could have gone either way, and both teams taking two quarters each, the 4th quarter was key with Bucks leveling the score at 107-107 in normal time, before going on to win in overtime by 118-115.
— NBA (@NBA) September 6, 2020
Bucks even had to do it the hard way, losing their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo to an injury, and the Power Forward was only on the court for 11mins: 29s making a valuable contribution before exiting. Giannis made 19pts and 4rebs in the game.
Meanwhile for Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo was in great shape for his side, almost hitting a triple-double accounting for 26pts, 12rebs and 8ast. Adebayo led at all fronts for Heat and it shows what a player he has grown to become.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) September 6, 2020
Bucks knew a defeat would have sent them home, but buoyed also by the absence of Giannis, they had a lot of incentives driving them in the game.
It is not clear the extent of injury Giannis might have sustained, but Bucks have shown that they can play without him, and if they approach the next game on Tuesday as they did in the last two-quarters of today’s game, Heat will not seal qualification on a platter.