It took the Milwaukee Bucks five games to win their first NBA playoff series against the Orlando Magic and it will take at least that many to win a second round series against the Miami Heat.
Former Marquette standout Jimmy Butler poured in a playoff-career high 40 points to lead the Heat to a 114-105 win over the Bucks in their second round series opener in Orlando on Monday night.
While Butler was going off on the Bucks, the Heat were busy making life difficult for Giannis Antetokounmpo. He finished with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting but made just 4 of 12 free throw attempts.
Khris Middleton had 28 points and Brook Lopez added 24 on 8 of 10 shooting to lead the Bucks, who played without Eric Bledsoe (right [Read more…]