Jimmy Butler slammed two free throws from a foul called Giannis Antetokounmpo as time went on, and the Miami Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-114, yesterday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bucks faced a 114-111 deficit, with 7.7 seconds left, when Goran Dragic called a foul on Khris Middleton's 3-point attempt. Middleton scored three free throws to tie the game, with 4.3 seconds left on the clock. In the next scene Butler gets a foul from Antetokounmpo as time goes on. Dragic scored 23 points and Butler finished, scoring 40 in Game 1, with 13 points for Miami. The Heat led by 13 points in the first half, before Milwaukee came close. Tyler Herro added 17 points off the bench for Miami, scoring 17 3-pointers, 10 more than Milwaukee recorded. Antetokounmpo finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds, while Middleton contributed 23 points and 8 assists for the Bucks.
ROCKETS 104, THUNDER 102
The Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 to advance to the semifinals of the Western Conference playoffs. The Rockets had to overcome the Thunder's earnest effort, earning a career game from undrafted rookie Luguentz Dort and triple-double to Chris Paul. They captured the win even though former Most Valuable Player James Harden struggled in the offense, where he scored only 17 points in 4-of-15 shooting. The Rockets will face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Eric Gordon and Robert Covington each scored 21 points, while Russell Westbrook added 20 points and 9 rebounds for Houston. Dort had a game-high 30 points, while Paul finished with 19 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds, making him the oldest player to score a triple-double in a Game 7.
Wow nice match up for the next game! Exciting!