Miami 88, Milwaukee 77
Date - Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:30 PM
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#43 Dan Crawford, #8 Marc Davis, #38 Michael Smith
Final Scoring Summary
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
LeBron James 30
Monta Ellis 21
LeBron James 7
Monta Ellis 8
Mario Chalmers 8
Larry Sanders 11
LeBron James 4
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Luc Mbah a Moute 5
LeBron James 3
Ekpe Udoh 2
Chris Bosh 4
Larry Sanders 3
Team Stats Summary
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