After three consecutive losses, the Milwaukee Bucks will be trying to avoid getting swept when they face the Miami Heat in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series on Sunday afternoon. Miami leads the best of seven series 3-0.
Bucks Trying To Extend SeriesThe Bucks have struggled in this series and are one game away from their season coming to an end. They will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak and stave off elimination when they face the Heat on Sunday.
Milwaukee was the best offensive team in the regular season, averaging 118.7 points per game. They have been unable to get going against the Heat and are averaging 106 points per game against them.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way for the Bucks with 27.6 points, 15 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. He has been playing with a sprained ankle and is listed as questionable for Game 4. Khris Middleton is averaging 18 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Brook Lopez is averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Defensively, the Bucks did a great job in the regular season, holding opponents to 108.6 points per game. They have struggled against the Heat, giving up 115.3 points per game, and will see their season come to an end if they do not play better defense on Sunday.
Heat Going For Eighth Consecutive WinThe Heat are the hottest team in the playoffs and have won all seven games they have played. They will try to extend their streak to eight games and get their second consecutive playoff sweep when they face the top-seeded Bucks on Sunday.
Miami has played well offensively in the playoffs, averaging 113 points per game. They are averaging 115.3 points per game in this series.
Jimmy Butler has been the key to Miami’s success in this series, creating matchup problems for the Bucks. He is averaging 23.1 points, five rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game in the postseason. Goran Dragic is averaging 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 15.3 points and 12.4 rebounds per game.
Miami has also done well defensively in the playoffs, holding opponents to 103 points per game. They are holding the Bucks to 106 points per game and will need to keep playing well on the defensive end if they want to get the win and advance to the next round.
- 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.