Miami Heat avenge themselves on Wednesday against Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives the baseline against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) and center Brook Lopez (11)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives the baseline against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) and center Brook Lopez (11)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat owed the Milwaukee Bucks one for Tuesday night’s blowout. They paid their debt.

The Miami Heat needed a quick turnaround after Tuesday night’s record-setting, in the wrong way, defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks set the NBA record for threes made in a game, that’s the story of the game.

Well, that and Miami Heat turnovers but that’s been a story that runs across most of the games in this short season thus far for Miami. While they were again guilty of the dastardly giveaways on Wednesday night, they found a way to neutralize the Bucks as well.

Nothing like Tuesday night’s contest where the Bucks couldn’t miss at times, the Miami Heat came out and jumped on the Milwaukee Bucks. Progressing through the game, the Miami Heat found themselves down by as many as 14 as they navigated the third quarter.

Going on a personal run of his own, Tyler Herro helped the Heat pull within a few points by the end of the third with a 13 point quarter by his lonesome. Goran Dragic would heat up big time from deep for the first time this season as well, sinking shot after shot with a few threes to help the Miami Heat pull away for good.

The Miami Heat had a chance to avenge their Tuesday night defeat on Wednesday and they did.

With him leading the way in closing the door, Goran Dragic had his best shooting night of the season from range, as we mentioned, finishing with 26 points and going 4/7 from deep. The final score would fall in the Heat’s favor, a tally of 119-108.

It wasn’t quite the win that Milwaukee had on Miami the previous night but without Jimmy Butler again and in light of that defeat, this was a great win for Miami. They couldn’t’ be blown out like that again, however, to get up off the mat and put your own double-digit victory on the board against the same team, on the very next night, and without your best player is pretty good too.

This looked more like the team that went to the 2020 NBA Finals, sans all the turnovers. Speaking of, they finished with 22 turnovers, an identical amount as Tuesday.

We would like to think that the difference on Wednesday was defense, more effort, intensity, physicality, pride, and a less in tuned Bucks offense. That’s just what we think though.

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We don’t care what it was, Bam Adebayo, Herro, and The Dragon made sure that the Miami Heat got the job done on Wednesday. They needed this victory, especially after Tuesday night and especially to let them know just how good they are and can be with more ball discipline, even without Jimmy Butler on the floor.