The Milwaukee Bucks held Miami to a season-low 36.5% shooting from the field and beat the Heat 91-79 in Miami on Tuesday night.
Because of injuries, the Heat was down to its third point guard and second-year pro Tyler Johnson struggled against the constant pressure of Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
The schedule makers haven’t been kind to the Heat. They returned home from a six-game road trip for the one game against the Bucks. Now they head out on a five-game road trip.
The Bucks are off to a 2-0 start on their four-game road trip. They got 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from Khris Middleton. Greg Monroe added 15 points and ten rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points, six rebounds and four assists and Jerryd Bayless had 11 points off the bench.
Chris Bosh scored 23 points for the Heat (23-19) and center Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and a game high 18 rebounds.
Veteran guard Dwyane Wade, playing with two sore shoulders, was held to two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes.
The Heat has now lost five straight games to the Bucks, including all four in last year’s season series. The two teams are scheduled to play two more times in Milwaukee.