After running the Milwaukee Bucks out of the American Airlines Arena in the first two games in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, the series, and potentially the momentum, shifts to Milwaukee.
But the Heat, led by LeBron James, have outscored the Bucks in eight of the nine quarters that they’ve played in the playoffs.
One of the bigger contributors for Miami has been Chris Anderson who was signed mid-season. So far in the series, Anderson is averaging 10 points and 6.5 rebounds off the bench.
Anderson says that the team just has to stay humble and stick to the game plan.
The Miami Heat star not named James or Dwyane Wade is having a slower series than his superstar teammates but is still effective. Chris Bosh is averaging 12.5 points and shooting about 56 percent from the field against the Bucks.
Bosh says that he likes how the series has intensified.
Offense has not been hard for the Heat to find all season, and nothing has changed in the playoffs.
But the key has been on the other side of the ball. Miami has held Milwaukee to under 90 points in the first two games. Wade himself has notched five steals.
Bosh says that defense will be the key to beating the Bucks and going back to the NBA Finals.
The Bucks’ Monta Ellis was held to just seven points Tuesday night. He’ll look to get back on his game and help his team cut the defecit to one game.
Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. tonight.