The Milwaukee Bucks were having a historic night against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Milwaukee flooded their tormentors from the 2020 playoffs three months ago, setting an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a game in their 144-97 beat down of Miami. Unfortunately, fans tuning in to the TNT broadcast of the nationally televised game did not witness the Bucks make history after the network inexplicably switched the broadcast right before the fourth quarter.
Bucks fans certainly did not appreciate the lack of love from Turner Sports and stormed to Twitter to express their disgust. Here are some reactions as collated by Ricardo Torres of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
OH YES TNT YOU ARE WORKING SO HARD, YOU DESPERATELY NEED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM BROADCASTING THE BUCKS-HEAT GAME THAT YOU’VE SHOWN 60 SECONDS OF OVER THE LAST HALF HOUR. @NBAonTNT THIS IS LUDICROUS.
— Mitchell Maurer (@Mitchell_NBA) December 30, 2020
TNT must have thought the #Bucks couldn't do it… https://t.co/6PQP7v6R1f
— Joe Zenzola (@RadioJoeSports) December 30, 2020
Sinclair is holding the regional sports networks hostage, so I can't watch on my expensive streaming TV package. But TNT is showing the game! Except they've decided it's not worth showing anymore.
Life as a Bucks fan.
— Jim Kogutkiewicz (@jimmyfk) December 30, 2020
I can't believe TNT just treated Bucks-Heat like a 1-16 game on a Thursday afternoon in March. https://t.co/opUZHDZ7A3
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 30, 2020
Perhaps TNT didn’t think showing the fourth quarter of a massive blow out was worth it. They probably were not aware that the Bucks were on the cusp of making NBA history.
Milwaukee made a total of 29 three-pointers in the game, breaking the previous record of 27 set by the Houston Rockets in a home win over the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2019. The Bucks broke the record with a triple from rookie Sam Merrill with just over six minutes remaining in the fourth period.
Guard Bryn Forbes parked the record at 29 with a three-point make with 3:30 to go in the game. The Bucks no longer attempted to extend the record to 30 as the 29th conversion from Forbes ultimately became their final attempt from beyond the arc on the night.
This was definitely a feel good win for the Bucks as they exacted a little bit of retribution against the Heat team that eliminated them in last season’s playoffs.