The Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after defeating the Eastern Conference No.1 seed 115-100 on Friday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Fla.
Forward Jimmy Butler beat Milwaukee 17-13 on his own in the fourth quarter.
Butler’s teammates added 23 more points in the fourth and the Heat were able to easily erase an 87-75 deficit early in the quarter. Additionally, Miami finished the game with a 17-1 run.
The Heat remain the only undefeated team in this year’s playoffs after sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the first round before taking a 3-0 lead over Milwaukee.
Heat F Jimmy Butler: 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Heat C Bam Adebayo: 20 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks
Heat PG Goran Dragic: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo: 21 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists
Bucks G / F Khris Middleton: 18 points, 7 passes, 2 interceptions
Bucks C Brook Lopez: 22 points, 6 rebounds
Game 4 is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. A win there will close a 4-0 series sweep for the Miami Heat, which would advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014.
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