Miami Heat have qualified for the final of the Eastern Conference NBA Playoffs, completing the job on Milwaukee Bucks after securing victory in Game 5 to end the series at 4-1.
Missing their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who got injured in Game 4, it was always going to be an uphill task for Bucks who despite their impressive start in the 1st quarter, ended up losing the game 102-94.
🏀 FINAL SCORE THREAD 🏀
Goran Dragic: 17 PTS
Jae Crowder: 16 PTS, 4 3PM
Tyler Herro: 14 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST pic.twitter.com/TOfJXtEAky
— NBA (@NBA) September 9, 2020
Bucks knew they needed to hit the front early and they did just that, leading by 12pts with 47s left in the 1st quarter, however Heat came out blazing in the 2nd quarter, outscoring Bucks 33-18 to lead by 6pts going into the break.
Yet again, Center, Bam Adebayo continued with his impressive form in the playoffs, doing double digits in consecutive games, making 13pts, 6rebs and 2ast in the game.
With the way Adebayo is playing, immensely contributing defensively as his offensive output, he is fast becoming one of the best Centers in the game. Adebayo before the game was announced in the 2019-20 season NBA All-Defensive Second Team!
The 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive Second Team!
— NBA (@NBA) September 8, 2020
The Heat will now wait for the winner of the series between Boston Celtics and defending champions Toronto Raptors, who trail the former 3-2 with a crucial Game 6 coming up on Wednesday.
This is the first time since 2014 that Heat will make the Eastern Conference finals, and six years ago they had Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and Lebron James in their franchise.
WE'RE OFF TO THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS. pic.twitter.com/jScXBu421M
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) September 9, 2020