Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 116-87 win over Miami Heat

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 22: (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks took their season series with the Miami Heat Friday night by decisively crafting a bounce back victory at Fiserv Forum.

Dishing out some home cooking, the Milwaukee Bucks steamrolled through the Miami Heat Friday night with a 116-87 victory that helped them lock down their 54th win of the regular season.

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his return to action by lifting the Bucks following the opening tip. However, the Heat, boosted by a hot shooting stretch, were more than eager to go toe-to-toe with the Bucks throughout the first quarter as the Bucks held a 33-32 edge at the end of one.

The second quarter was when the Bucks flexed their control of the contest as the Heat’s shooting and offense, in general, cooled off drastically.

Before long, their advantage reached into double digits and they took a 63-51 lead into halftime.

The Bucks saw some battle from the Heat to open the third quarter, but it did very little to cut into the Bucks’ double-digit advantage.

As the third period wore on, the Bucks blew open the game in their favor and with the Heat enduring a brutally cold scoring spell, the Bucks took a commanding 94-69 lead into the fourth quarter.

The final frame saw Milwaukee put on the finishing touches of the rout over Miami, doing so while getting some much needed rest for their cornerstone pieces and giving seldom used players some more run than normal.

So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what stood out in the Bucks’ win over the Miami Heat from Friday night, starting with the two-headed threat of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

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