The Miami Heat stunned the Bucks 128-126 in a five-overtime victory in Milwaukee on Wednesday to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Here’s what you need to know:
The Heat battled back late, outscoring the Bucks 32-16 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Up 118-116 with 2.1 seconds left in regulation, Jimmy Butler — who finished with 42 points — caught Gabe Vincent’s inbound pass and sank the game-tying basket as he fell on his back.
Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 38 points and 20 rebounds to bring Milwaukee within two with less than 30 seconds left in OT. After getting a defensive rebound on Miami’s next possession, the Bucs couldn’t get a shot off before time expired.
Defeated the Bucks in five games and became the No. 1 in NBA history. The Heat moved up 1 spot to become the sixth No. 8 seed. They will face the 5th seeded Knicks in the next round.
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Another dramatic Heat rally sends the Bucks home
Miami put together another frantic, fourth-quarter rally and dramatically came back from 16 points down to send the Bucks home. Butler continued his 56-point performance in Game 4 with 42 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 46 minutes.