Game 2 of Bucks-Heat playoff series tonight
MIAMI - The Milwaukee Bucks will try to steal home court advantage away from the Miami Heat tonight in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Miami cruised in the second half of Sunday's Game 1, winning 110-87. LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead Miami, who are beginning their title defense after winning their second NBA championship last season. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 26 points. Monta Ellis recorded 22 points in the loss. The Bucks closed the year by dropping 15 of its last 21 games. Tip-off tonight at American Airlines Arena is 6:30 (CST).
NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Schedule (All times Central):
Milwaukee (8th seed) vs. Miami (top seed)
Game 1 - Miami 110, Milwaukee 87
Game 2 - Tuesday, April 23 at Miami, 6:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Game 3 - Thursday, April 25 at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 - Sunday, April 28 at Milwaukee, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5 (if necessary) - Tuesday, April 30 at Miami, time to be announced
Game 6 (if necessary) - Thursday May 2 at Milwaukee, time to be announced
Game 7 (if necessary) - Saturday, May 4 at Miami, time to be announced
The Milwaukee Bucks will try to even their best-of-seven playoff series with the Miami Heat tonight. Miami won Game 1 on Sunday 110-87. Lebron James made 9 of the 11 shots he took, finishing with 27 points and two assists shy of a triple-double. Milwaukee has gone 1-4 against Miami this season, but at times have played the defending champions tough. On Sunday, guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combined for 48 points in Game 1, but the rest of the team scored only 39 more. Bucks center Larry Sanders reported after practice on Monday that his ailing back feeling as good as it has in several weeks. Sanders has been hampered by back pain. Miami has gone 43-4 in their last 47 games, during which they amassed a 27-game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history.