Miami Heats, with revenge in their eyes for the sweep in the first round of eastern conference playoffs in 2021. Heats in response added Toronto’s point guard Kyle Lowry and Milwaukee’s heart and soul PJ Tucker.
It was never a close game since the start, Miami took an early lead, and Bucks, who just won against the Nets were tired and could not shoot from the field or behind the arc. Miami who had the best interior defense in the NBA last season thanks to Bam Adebayo, tonight again was able to hold the 2 times MVP to just 15 points and 10 boards, Middleton was also 4/14 from the field and their 3rd star Jrue Holiday was out due to injury in the 1st game.
For the Heats their young star Tyler Herro finally showed up after having a great run in the bubble and then a disappointing season, everybody thought it was a fluke run in the bubble and he is over-hyper, tonight he scored 27 points in just 24 minutes coming off the bench taking just 18 shots. Bam also played well, stopping Giannis to just 15 points and scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds, their star player Jimmy Buttler also scored 21 points and their new addition Kyle Lowry is still trying to find his rhythm and chemistry with the team as he converted just one shot and scored 5 points.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 22, 2021