The Miami Heat scored another win on Tuesday but this time it was tougher than what the final score actually showed. The Heat struggled offensively in the second and most of the third quarter but found a way to break away in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwauke Bucks, 101-89.
Dwayne Wade topscored with 34 points, LeBron James had 25 points and dished out 9 assists and big man Chris Bosh had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Miami which has won 19 of its last 20 games. Miami also got big baskets from its bench in the endgame. James Jones hit a three-pointer while Mario Chalmers hit two triples to cap off a strong finish for the Heat.
John Salmons led the Bucks with 18 points, center Andrew Bogut added 16 and Keyon Dooling had 14 points.
The Bucks led 51-47 at halftime but it was slowly chipped off by James on consecutive fastbreak drives.
Bucks head coach Scott Skiles was called for two technical fouls but was not ejected since the call was not for unsportsmanlike conduct. However, the barrage of three-pointers by Miami came in just a few seconds after the call. Those were telling blows to the Bucks as they never recovered.