How was your week

Posted: September 5, 2020 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Now if you’ve listen to the Sports Time Radio podcast or I’m sure I mentioned it here a time or to, but I’m not a big NBA fan. Normally I’ll flip over to see a score or watch a minute or two of a game, but until last night I hadn’t seen a minute of the NBA since they’ve returned. However last night I wanted to watch a little of the Miami Heat’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks and now I just watched a little here and there. There was no way I was going to try and sit through the entire game. I have to say I was surprised with the outcome.

Now Milwaukee hadn’t won a game in the series and if they lost last night they’d be just one game away from being eliminated from the playoffs. this would be a big upset since Milwaukee was the best team in the Eastern Conference this season and where an easy pick to go to the NBA Finals.

Well unfortunately for the Bucks the Heat had their number again and beat Milwaukee 115-100 in Game 3 and now have a commanding lead in the series.

At first it looked like Milwaukee would find a way to get their first win in the series. They had a 1 point lead after the 1st quarter and then going into halftime they had increased that lead to 7 points. The 3rd quarter also went the Bucks way as they where able to add 5 point to their lead and heading into the 4th quarter they had a 87-75 lead. Too bad they had to play the 4th quarter.

When Jimmy Butler hit the first of two free throws with 6:16 left to play the Heat had fought it’s way back and tied the game at 93 all. Butler than gave the Heat their first lead by making his second free throw.

Now I thought that the Bucks might fold right there and Miami would cruise to another victory, but Milwaukee hung tough for a short period of time and regained the lead at 99-98 when Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked with 4:41 left in the game.

Who would have known that would be the last lead the Bucks would have in the game as Miami went on a 17 to 1 run including going six of six from the free throw line in the closing minutes to win Game 3 115-100.

Butler was the Heat’s and the game top scorer with 30 points. Bam Adebayo added a double-double with 20 points and tied for the game high in rebounds with 16. Two of the other three Miami starters got into double figures as Jae Crowder scored 17 points and Goran Dragic added 15 points. Tyler Herro was the only other Miami player to score in double figures as he added 13 points coming in off the bench.

Brook Lopez was the Bucks leading scorer with 22 points. Antetokounmpo scored 21 points; he also ended up tied for the game high with 16 rebounds and also handed out a game high 9 assists. Khris Middleton scored 18 while George Hill and Donte DiVincenzo each reached double figurs in points off the bench. Hill scored 13 point while DiVincenzo added 10 points.

So the Bucks who won 56 games during the regular season and where the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference are just one game away from being sent home by a Miami team that won 44 regular season games and came into these playoffs as the 5th seeded Eastern Conference team.

Game 4 will be played on Sunday and is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start time on ABC. Will Milwaukee be going home after that game? Or will they find a way to extend the series and hand the Heat their first loss in these playoffs?

As always I’m interested to know what you think will happen. Do you have Milwaukee gong home? Or will there be at least a Game 5 in this series?

Now I haven’t watched any of the other NBA playoff series, but here what I know.

The Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of their series last night 112-97 last night. At 5:30 p.m. today on TNT the Boston Celtics face the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference series. Boston is leading this series 2 games to 1. Then at 8:00 p.m. also on TNT the Denver Nuggets take on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their Western Conference series. The Clippers took Game 1; so they’ve got a 1 game to none lead in this series.

Are you going to be watching the NBA on TNT tonight?

I hope that you’re listening to the Sports Time Radio podcast, but if not it airs live on BlogTalkRadio.com. The podcast can also be heard any time you’d like to listen to it at TuneIn.com.

If you’re interested you can find me on Twitter @Burketime

Comments
  1. The final score didn’t indicate how close it was until the final run by Miami. But this looks like a sweep right now which would be a huge upset. It wouldn’t be all that shocking in the NHL but it’s major in the NBA where there are almost never upsets of this magnitude.

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