Bucks Returning to Defensive Ways
This victory came the old-fashioned way for the Milwaukee Bucks.
It was a capital D game, as in Defense.
While the Bucks struggled to 35% shooting, they relied on grit and some clutch plays to knock off the Miami Heat, 91-82, on Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Heat was averaging 107 points through its first 15 games. But the Bucks held Miami to just 25 baskets and 37.3% shooting and helped force 22 Heat turnovers.
Milwaukee (6-9), winless in its first eight road games, completed a sweep of its two-game trip after winning in New York on Friday night.
“In the last two games we’ve looked much more like ourselves defensively,” coach Scott Skiles said. “You don’t win many games when you shoot 35% like we did, and it’s not that often somebody is going to keep the Heat in the 80s.
“The guys the last couple games have really been focusing in on that end. And if we keep that up we’ll be fine, we’ll be in good shape.”