Believe it or it not, this is the first sweep of the Big Three Era in Miami after the Heat took down the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday 88-77. They did it without the help of Dwayne Wade, who sat out with a right knee injury.
Lebron James played and put up 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block. Ray Allen came through off the bench with 16 points, including 4-7 from beyond the arc.
Milwaukee hung around most of the way. The Bucks only trailed by five going into the fourth before the Heat pulled away by as many as 16 points. Allen is proud of the fact his team didn’t let Milwaukee get back in the series.
The lack of Wade gave a chance for other Heat players to have increased minutes. Forward and former Gator Udonis Haslem believes this is a testament to their depth.
The sweep now gives the Heat several extra days of rest. Haslem also believes that head coach Erik Spoelstra will keep his team fresh.
The Heat will now play the winner of the Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls series, where the Bulls are up three games to one after coming back in the fourth Saturday en route to a thrilling victory in triple overtime. This conference semifinals matchup will begin next Saturday at the earliest.