2014 Eastern Conference Champions!

Miami Heat Roll Late, Beat Bucks 104-91

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

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:45 PM EDT
View Comments (
Heat-Bucks Game 2

Getty Images

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

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

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.

Birdman Wants to Re-sign With Heat

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.

Complete Miami Heat Coverage

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out