Without their superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2019-20 season came to a close with their Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat Tuesday night.
Like a thud in the night, the Milwaukee Bucks saw their 2019-20 season come to an end after they fell to the Miami Heat in a 103-94 Game 5 defeat Tuesday night down in Orlando.
Down Giannis Antetokounmpo after he was ruled out before the tip off after re-aggravating his ankle injury last game, the Bucks came out firing on all cylinders on both ends of the floor. With miscues piling up fast for the Heat early and often, the Bucks held a 28-15 edge at the end of one.
But the Bucks’ fast start was extinguished in the second quarter, especially as points were increasingly harder to come by.
The Heat promptly capitalized on the Bucks’ woes and started to come alive from 3-point range, which carried them to a 52-46 lead at the halftime break.
Once again, Milwaukee made a point of starting hot, all of which came through Donte DiVincenzo, once the second half got underway.
But after coming within 1 of the Heat with under nine-and-a-half minutes to go, they endured through a six-minute scoring drought midway through the third period. Even though Miami weren’t world-beaters in their own right offensively, they got more shots to fall to give them a 73-65 advantage through three.
Even with such a sizeable hole to overcome and their offense firmly stuck in the mud, the Bucks struggled to get consistent run together all the way down to the final buzzer. And their season all came crumbling down when their 103-94 loss was cemented.
So without further ado, let’s break down what stood out in the Bucks’ Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat and why their 2019-20 season came to an untimely end Tuesday night.