TheMiami Heatpulled off an incredible upset over the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.
Entering the playoffs as the eighth and final seed, the Heat are the first play-in team to advance in the playoffs.
The Bucks had an uncharacteristic series as they blew multiple big leads.
But, the Heat should be given a lot of credit for that.
One move that had many people shaking their heads was the Bucks not calling a timeout at the end of regulation.
Jimmy Butler just made a game-tying shot with 0.5 seconds left, and the Bucks responded by trying to chuck up a full-court shot.
Milwaukee could have called a timeout to advance the ball, but they failed to do so.
It just seemed like the Bucks were shocked by what happened and did not know how to react.
On the Dan Le Batard Show, Heat forward Max Strus was very surprised by the Bucks decision.
“Honestly, we were all questioning it Spo came into the huddle and he was like ‘they didn’t call a timeout, what are they doing?'” Max Strus on what it felt like as the Heat realized Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn’t going to call a timeout at the end of regulation. pic.twitter.com/8UTH7UbUrm
Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) April 27, 2023
It was a major blunder by the Bucks.
But, that seemed to be how their whole series went.
Milwaukee had no answer for Jimmy Butler as he averaged 37.6 points per game in the series.
The Bucks held a 16-point lead entering the fourth quarter.
With your season on the line, there is no way you can blow that game.
Yet, the Bucks found a way to do it, and their season ends far before many believed it would.
Butler and the Heat seem to play their best in the playoffs, and that was once again the case in this series.