Jimmy Butler and Heat take series lead 3-0 with Game 3 win over Giannis, Bucks | Launderer report


Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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.

Notable performances

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

And after?

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.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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