Miami 88, Milwaukee 77

Date - Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #8 Marc Davis, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18717

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 24 21 22 21 88
Milwaukee 17 24 21 15 77

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 66-16 37-4 29-12 W12
Milwaukee 38-44 21-20 17-24 L4

Recap

Heat 88, Bucks 77: LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and visiting Miami pulled away in the fourth quarter to complete a four-game series sweep of Milwaukee.

Ray Allen scored 16 points off the bench and Udonis Haslem added 13 as the reigning NBA champions rolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals despite playing without All-Star guard Dwyane Wade, who sat out with an ailing knee. The Heat will play either Chicago or Brooklyn in the next round.

Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Mike Dunleavy chipped in 17 for the eighth-seeded Bucks, who followed the script of the previous two games by staying close through three quarters before the top-seeded Heat turned on the jets.

Miami led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter but Ellis scored seven straight points as Milwaukee cut the deficit to 45-41 at the half. The Bucks were within five at the end of three quarters and trailed by two with 9 1/2 minutes to play when the Heat delivered the knockout blows.

Allen buried a pair of 3-pointers and Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier each connected from long range before James capped a 19-5 burst with a conventional three-point play to extend the lead to 86-72 with 4:54 remaining. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Heat C Chris Bosh had 10 points and four blocks as Miami made it four straight double-digit postseason wins for the first time in franchise history. ... Bucks PG Brandon Jennings, who predicted his team would win in six games, wound up with three points on 1-for-7 shooting. ... Wade (knee) was replaced in the starting lineup by Miller. He had missed only one of 114 previous playoffs games with the Heat.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Milwaukee
LeBron James 30 Scoring Monta Ellis 21
LeBron James 7 Assists Monta Ellis 8
Mario Chalmers 8 Rebounds Larry Sanders 11
LeBron James 4 Free Throws Made Luc Mbah a Moute 5
LeBron James 3 Steals Ekpe Udoh 2
Chris Bosh 4 Blocks Larry Sanders 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 88 46.6 7-26 13-19 24 42 8 8 16
Milwaukee 77 37.0 6-22 11-15 19 37 6 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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.