NBA: Milwaukee Bucks bury Heat
Los Angeles: The Milwaukee Bucks set an NBA record for three-pointers in a video game, draining 29 from beyond the arc in a 144-97 blowout win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Heat, who stunned the top-seeded Bucks in the second round of the 2020 Eastern Conference playoffs en path to the NBA Finals, never ever got a look in, tracking by as numerous as 51 in a game Milwaukee led all the way.
Sam Merrill drilled the record-breaking 28th three-pointer of the game, going beyond the 27 set by the Houston Firecrackers against the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2019. Jrue Holiday had six three-pointers en route to 24 points. Khris Middleton, who led the Bucks with 25 points, made four of 5 from three-point range.
It was a bounce-back win for the Bucks, who were burnt out 130-110 by the Knicks in New York City on Sunday. The Los Angeles Clippers also rebounded from a huge defeat.
Two days after a 124-73 loss to the Dallas Mavericks the Clippers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-101. Lou Williams scored 20 points off the bench to lead seven Clippers gamers who scored in double figures. The Philadelphia 76ers, coming off an uneven loss to Cleveland, beat the Toronto Raptors 100-93.
Center Joel Embiid, who sat out Sunday’s 24-point loss to the Cavaliers with a tight back, led the Sixers with 29 points and 16 rebounds.
Somewhere Else, Julius Randle published a triple-double of 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 helps to lead the New york city Knicks to a 95-86 success over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But Russell Westbrook’s triple-double of 21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 helps– his third in as numerous looks in the young season– once again opted for nothing as his Washington Wizards fell 115-107 to the Chicago Bulls.
Denver center Nikola Jokic likewise had a triple-double in a losing effort, his 26 points, 11 rebounds and 12 helps inadequate in the Nuggets’ 125-115 loss to the Sacramento Kings– who were led by the 24 points of De’Aaron Fox.