The Heat survived an off night from LeBron and a sluggish first half to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in this best of seven first round matchup. Dwyane Wade led all Heat scorers with 21 points, and looked like the 2006 version of himself at times, slashing and driving to the hole constantly throughout the night. LeBron added 19 himself, but had an off night shooting as he connected on just six of 14 shots.
Once again Chris "Birdman" Andersen was right smack in the middle of the Heat's best run of the night, scoring 8 of his 10 points early in the fourth, helping the Heat start the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run that put the game away. The energy was needed as the game was too close for comfort for most of the first three quarters. LeBron, who usually sits the beginning of the fourth, stayed in the game to start the period, and the Heat got it going finally.
The Bucks were lead by Ersan Iyasova who scored 21 on 9-14 shooting. The dynamic guard duo of Monte Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 15 points on 5-22 shooting. If those two are going to shoot like that, the Bucks can go ahead and save themselves the embarrassment by scheduling the Blue Man Group instead of Games 3 and 4.
The win means Milwaukee must win the next four games against the Heat to beat them in six games as Jennings predicted. There is literally a better chance that I grow a tail, paint myself blue, braid my hair, and turn into an Avatar character. If the Bucks run off four straight against the Heat I will break off the legs of my dining room table and float out to sea on it. I would refuse any attempt at rescue.
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The teams now fly to beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Games 2 and 3. Odds are only one plane will be headed back to Miami, unless they Heat buy a shit load of cheese or something and decide it needs its own flight. I mean those guys are all rich as shit, so who knows.
The Bucks will most likely be eating Blue Cheese at this time, because they will be sad. I'll go now.