Bucks close out home-and-home series with Miami tonightWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks will close out their home-and-home series with the Heat tonight in Miami.
The Milwaukee Bucks will close out their home-and-home series with the Heat tonight in Miami. The Bucks took the opener on Saturday night by 11 points at the Bradley Center. But Miami’s been hurting. Former Marquette guard Dwayne Wade suffered back spasms on Saturday, but he still managed to score 21 points. Starting forward Michael Beasley sat out with a hyper-extended right knee, and reserve guard Mario Chalmers missed the game with a sprained left thumb. Both will be game-time decisions for tonight.
Carlos Delfino has had the hot hand for the Bucks lately. He has averaged 17 points and seven-and-a-half rebounds in his last eight contests. The Heat is 24-and-23, and has dropped into a tie with Chicago for the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is still the top contender for that spot, at three games back. The Bucks are 20-and-25 – but they have the third-worst road record in the East at 5-and-18.