Jason Kidd signing Jorge Gutierrez to play for the Bucks is not the least bit surprising. He was a big fan of Gutierrez last year w the Nets
Bucks bench outscores Heat reserves, 54-13. Four Bucks subs in double figures: Bayless 15, Mayo 14, Henson 12, Dudley 11.
Chris Bosh compared the Bucks to the Mavericks team that beat Miami in the Finals, just in terms of different looks they give teams.
Bucks beat Heat, 109-102. Bayless with 11 of 15 in final period.
Bucks win it 109-102. Their bench outscored the Heat's reserves 54-13.
FINAL: Bucks 109, Heat 102. Bucks go to 3-0 against the Heat this season. Bosh 26 points. Wade hamstring injury. Whiteside 16-16.
Bucks and Heat. Bucks are 3-0 vs Miami this season and 3 games better in standings but won’t have an all-star, while Heat will have 1 or 2.
Heat (20-25) loses Wade to hamstring & loses 109-102 to Mil. to fall 3 games behind No. 6 seed Bucks. Whiteside: 16 pts, 16 rb. 0 blocks.
MIA falls 3 back of MIL for 6th seed & has lost season series. Whiteside 16 & 16, no blks. First 4 off Bucks bench: 52 points. Wade hurt.
Bayless playing a closer role right now as he has scored last 7 points for Bucks. Two clutch jumpers following a 3. Bucks 102, Heat 91.
Bucks in 6...
Bucks running away with this now. Bench has been terrific again. And Miami kept getting the wrong shots from the wrong guys.
Bayless with 3 late in shot clock to give Bucks a 98-91 lead.
Whiteside in the game with 9:15 to play. Bucks 89, Heat 86 when he checked in.
Heat 82, Bucks 82 entering 4Q. Bosh 12 points. Chalmers 18. Wade out with a right hamstring injury. Whiteside with just one foul.
Bucks went down 9 in third but battled back and teams tied at 82 entering fourth quarter. Henson playing a big role - 9 pts, 4 rebs.
Heat & Bucks tied at 82 entering the 4th. Miami needs a 12-minute, 12-point fourth quarter from Chris Bosh.
Heat 82, Bucks 82 going into fourth. But Heat without Wade rest of the way.
Wade is out but Heat thriving without him right now, relying on Whiteside, Bosh and Chalmers. Bucks trail 73-66.
Whiteside inside for a layup and flexes his biceps while I furiously type this boxing story. Heat 73, Bucks 64 5:18 3Q.
The "15 seconds of Brandon Knight dribbling and then fumbling it out of bounds" is officially my least favorite type of Bucks possession.
Chalmers is 6 for 6 and hurting Bucks.
"Man, it just doesn't feel like the Bucks should lose to the Heat" is not a feeling I expected to have one year ago.
Heat are on a 12-2 run since the Bucks opened up a 7-point lead at the start of the third quarter. Chalmers has 7 of those points.
Good D by Bucks on Heat's first possession and Miami has shot-clock violation.
Kudos to Bucks assistant coach Sean Sweeney for dropping a Pacquiao reference into his halftime interview.
So if Manny & Floyd really did patch up some things tonight, we may have witnessed history. And it happened at a Bucks game.
Ilyasova has sore right groin and will not return, per Bucks.
Bucks 6 for 10 on triples in first half, led by Middleton's 3 for 4.
Bucks lead Heat 54-50 at halftime. Bosh leads his team with 13 points, Wade has 12, Granger 11.
HT: Bucks 54, Heat 50. Giannis with big dunk late in half after Knight got free on screen from Zaza. Middleton with 13, Knight 10, Dudley 8.
Bucks 54, Heat 50 at halftime. Bosh 13 points, Wade 12, Granger 11. Whiteside 7 rebounds and four on 1-of-6 shooting.
Bucks 54, Heat 50 at half. Bosh with 13, Wade 12, Granger 11.
Heat went on a 9-0 run after Bucks took 45-35 lead. Then two baskets by Mayo. Bucks leading 49-46 now and Heat going to line after timeout.
Heat down 10 at home to Bucks midway through second period. Another flat home showing.
Bucks 41, Heat 35 5:41 2Q. Someone just won a year's supply of Grand Slams at Denny's during the timeout.