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Heat use big 4th quarter to take 3-0 series lead over Bucks

Jae Crowder, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Posted at 8:30 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 23:22:40-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are a game away from the Eastern Conference finals. And the NBA’s best regular-season team is on the brink of getting swept.

Miami’s stunning run through the NBA playoffs continued Friday night, with Butler scoring 30 points and the Heat putting together a dominant fourth-quarter rally to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-100.

The Heat outscored Milwaukee 40-13 in the fourth quarter — the biggest such final-quarter margin in NBA playoff history — to take a 3-0 series lead. No team in NBA history has ever successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Brook Lopez had 22 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 for Milwaukee.

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