Let’s face it guys. It’s not looking good.
The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Miami Heat on Friday night 115-110 and at this point, it’s hard to make excuses. Instead, I’m offering an explanation.
The Miami Heat are dominating this series because Eric Spoelstra is a big game coach.
The Miami Heat are dominating this series because Jimmy Butler is a big game player.
And the Bucks haven’t gotten there level. Yet.
The recurring trend we’ve seen over the past three games is that the Bucks are in charge until the Heat decide they don’t want them to be anymore. And that’s when the tides change.
They don’t have an answer for Jimmy Butler, who is exposing Milwaukee’s weaknesses on defense. Don’t forget, he’s also got something to prove in this series.
Spoelstra has also got Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer figured out. This is why the Heat always seem to be in the right places at the right times.
Most likely this series is over.
So what do the Bucks need to do in game four? I know the answer to that question.
They need to let Giannis Antetokounmpo take over.
This series is hurting the “Greek Freak”. This backpedal into the MVP award isn’t his fault but it’s happening anyway. We’ve already got people booking his ticket out of town (story HERE). We need to give him an honest chance to try and put on a strong showing.
He’s not getting that chance right now. Look at the minutes.
If this series is going to end on the wrong end for the Bucks, they should let their superstar do everything he can to go out swinging.