I thought for sure the Bucks would upset the Heat last night, but that just didn’t happen. I watched all four of these matchups this year and every game was a good one. The Bucks may not be great but for some reason they give the Heat trouble or at least they did in the last three games. The Heat’s 61st win tied a franchise record for wins in a season. Miami went 61-21 in the 1996-97 season. Milwaukee is now 37-40, three games in the standings behind the No. 7-seeded Boston Celtics. Both teams have five games remaining after tonight. Milwaukee has clinched its spot in the playoffs no matter what happens in those final five games.
Many thought this would be a preview of the Heat sweeping the Bucks in the playoffs, but I didn’t quite get that vibe. I like upsets, but this isn’t the NCAA. I wouldn’t say the Bucks won’t win any of the match-ups but they’re defiantly not getting past the first round.
LeBron James, who sat out three games, last week with a strained hamstring, was typical LeBron James on Tuesday. He finished with 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and he also threw an alley-oop to himself at one point. Dwyane Wade sat out his fifth straight game with a sore knee, and he’s now missed seven of the Heat’s last nine games. He’ll make the trip to Washington for the Heat’s game Wednesday against the Washington Wizards though, according to Tom Haberstroh of ESPN.com. Chris Bosh sat out his second-straight game with flu-like symptoms.
My bold prediction this week was going to be the Bucks beating the Heat but I was a little late, so I’m going with the Bulls beating the Knicks.