Heat win Game 1 easily over Milwaukee
MIAMI - LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Miami's wire- to-wire 110-87 rout of the Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first- round series.
James tallied those 27 after tying a playoff career low with only 11 shot attempts. He made nine of those tries. James had only taken just 11 shots in a playoff game twice before. Former Buck Ray Allen netted 20 points, former Marquette star Dwyane Wade added 16 and Chris Bosh finished with 15 for the Heat, who went 30-2 since the All-Star break, the best second-half winning percentage in NBA history.
Brandon Jennings, who predicted the Bucks would defeat the Heat in six games, tallied 18 of his 26 points in the first half for Milwaukee, which closed the year by dropping 15 of its last 21 tilts. Monta Ellis recorded 22 points in defeat. The Bucks haven't won an opening-round series since 2001. Game 2 is slated for Tuesday in Miami.