Miami 110, Milwaukee 87

Date - Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #19 James Capers, #33 Sean Corbin, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 20006

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 24 21 20 22 87
Miami 26 26 28 30 110

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 38-44 21-20 17-24 L1
Miami 66-16 37-4 29-12 W9

Recap

Heat 110, Bucks 87: LeBron James scored 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added 10 rebounds and eight assists as host Miami cruised past Milwaukee in Game 1 of a first-round playoff series.

Ray Allen chipped in 20 points off the bench and Dwyane Wade scored 16 for the top-seeded Heat, who shot 55.9 percent and dominated the second half as they began their pursuit of back-to-back NBA titles.

Brandon Jennings scored 26 points and Monta Ellis had 22 as the only players in double figures for the eighth-seeded Bucks. Game 2 is Tuesday in Miami.

James had 15 points in the first half to help Miami grab a 52-45 lead at the break, but the Heat really started to open things up in the third quarter. Chris Bosh highlighted an 11-1 burst early in the period with a 3-pointer and James’ driving left-handed dunk helped Miami end the third with a 7-0 run and take an 80-65 lead into the fourth.

James and Chris Andersen took turns getting the crowd on its feet with some highlight finishes around the rim early in the final quarter and Allen’s 3-pointer with 5:54 left pushed it out to 96-73.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami, which finished last in the NBA in rebounding average during the regular season, outrebounded Milwaukee 46-31. … The Heat overcame 19 turnovers. … Bucks C Larry Sanders (back) played after missing the final four games of the regular season but was limited to six points in 19 minutes while dealing with foul trouble.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   Miami
Brandon Jennings 26 Scoring LeBron James 27
Monta Ellis 3 Assists LeBron James 8
Ersan Ilyasova 6 Rebounds LeBron James 10
Brandon Jennings 6 Free Throws Made LeBron James 8
Monta Ellis 4 Steals Ray Allen 2
N/A Blocks Chris Bosh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 87 41.5 7-26 12-20 14 31 0 10 12
Miami 110 55.9 7-23 27-33 22 46 3 8 19

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Heat have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .824 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Bucks have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .489 after a loss.