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Miami Heat Roll Late, Beat Bucks 104-91

Ray Allen breaks playoff 3-pointer record as Heat take 3-0 series lead

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    Ray Allen broke Reggie Miller's record for most 3-pointers in the playoffs as the Heat beat the Bucks 104-91.

    Another night, and another second-half burst that propelled the Miami Heat over the Milwaukee Bucks.

    The Heat now lead the Bucks 3-0 in their first-round playoff series. No NBA team has overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.

    The Bucks led by as many as ten points in the first half, taking a 50-48 lead into halftime. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said his team expected a "desperate, competitive response" from the Bucks, and they gave it on their home court.

    A 6-0 run early in the third quarter gave Milwaukee a 61-55 lead, but that would not last. Miami responded with a 10-1 run to take the lead, and by the end of the third quarter they led by ten points.

    The Bucks never got within single digits again.

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    Ray Allen led the Heat with 23 points on 8-of-14, including 5-of-8 from three-point range. Those five three-pointers gave Allen 322 three-pointers for his career in the playoffs, beating Reggie Miller's NBA record of 320.

    "I think about when I first stepped on this floor for the very first time, I thought about what I was going to be able to contribute to this game," said Allen, who spent his first six-plus seasons in Milwaukee. "It's ironic that I'm on this floor right now, because this is where it all started."

    LeBron James added 22 points and 6 assists, and Chris Bosh had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Dwyane Wade struggled with his shot (scoring only four points on 1-of-12 shooting), but had 11 assists and 9 rebounds.

    Larry Sanders and Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 16 points each, with six Bucks scoring in double figures.

    The Heat can complete the sweep in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee.

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