Heat put Game 2 away thanks to fourth quarter run
MILWAUKEE - Despite an off night from their two stars, the Milwaukee Bucks hung around. But all it took was one huge Miami Heat burst to squash any hopes of an upset.
LeBron James had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in Miami's 98-86 win over the Bucks in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference first-round series. In the blink of an eye, the Heat went on a 12-0 run to begin the fourth to turn a three-point lead into a 15-point cushion. They never looked back. Dwyane Wade tallied 21 points and seven boards for the Heat, who took a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven set.
After combining for 48 points on 18-of-39 shooting in Game 1, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis totaled just 15 points on a 5-of-22 clip. Neither player recorded a field goal (0-for-5) in the first half, but the Bucks trailed just 47-43 at the break. Ersan Ilyasova registered 21 points and six rebounds for Milwaukee, which will host Game 3 on Thursday.