Bucks makes history in comeback win over Heat
As it turned out, the Heat was red hot from the field early on in the contest and took a commanding 62-42 lead heading into halftime.
The second half of the contest was a totally different story. Miami superstar Dwyane Wade suffered a nasty bump and hurt his hip and had to sit out the majority of the contest. The Heat appeared to be shaken up from this incident, and the Bucks pounced on the opportunity to dig themselves out of their deep hole.
Dig themselves out they did, and in impressive fashion to say the least. Milwaukee outscored Miami 71-36 in the final two quarters to stun the home crowd with a 15-point victory, 113-98.
Local radio broadcaster Ted Davis shared a tweet regarding the Bucks’ huge comeback that actually set a new mark in the record NBA books:
FYI According to Associated Press the Bucks are the 1st team in NBA HISTORY to trail by 20 or more at halftime and win by 15! Another FIRST for this group. And a GOODNIGHT to All!
— Ted Davis (@nbated) March 16, 2019
Leading MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo overcame the wide odds stacked against him, leading the resurgent Bucks with a near triple-double of 36 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists.
Khris Middleton also upped his game, converting half of his field goal attempts for 21 points and eight dimes. Milwaukee’s ball movement proved to be the key factor to its comeback, having 29 assists to 21 from Miami.
The Bucks are playing terrific basketball like no other team in the league right now, and their massive feat on Friday only serves as both an inspiration for themselves and a warning shot to the rest of the NBA that they’re not pretenders whatsoever come the postseason.