NBA Game Summary - Miami at Milwaukee
(Saturday, January 30th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 95, Miami 84
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Hakim Warrick had a game-high 22 points and Andrew Bogut finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds, as the Milwaukee Bucks stifled the Miami Heat, 95-84.
Brandon Jennings also scored 17 points for the Bucks, who have won two in a row. They hadn't won back-to-back games since a three-game streak from January 2-8.
"I thought the first half in general we played really well, and then were able to close out the game," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "We had some sketchy moments a little bit in the second half, but that's a good club. That's a prideful team. They're not going to let us just come out and pound them, they're going to fight back."
Dwyane Wade had 21 points and seven assists for the Heat, who shot just 37.2 percent from the floor. Jermaine O'Neal added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss, Miami's third in its last four games.
The Bucks led 23-21 after the first quarter and extended their advantage by a wide margin in the second. Already ahead by three with under eight minutes left in the half, Milwaukee went on a 17-4 run. Bogut ended the stretch with a pair of three-point plays that put the Bucks up 49-33.
They led 56-38 at the break, as the Heat shot just 31.7 percent in the first half.
"They jumped us with a different level of pace, energy, speed," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We expected that. That's the way they play. Took us a long time to get into the game."
Milwaukee had a game-high lead of 19 several times in the third quarter, though the Heat rallied to get within 71-58 moving to the fourth.
Miami then scored the first five points of the final quarter, getting within 71-63 on a free throw by Carlos Arroyo. Milwaukee staved off the comeback with an ensuing 10-2 run, which Warrick ended with two free throws to put the Bucks ahead 81-65 with 6:53 left.
The Heat got within single digits down the stretch, and consecutive threes from Richardson and Dorell Wright had them within 89-84 with 58.6 seconds to play. But Jennings followed with a three of his own, as he scored the game's last six points to seal the victory.
The Bucks shot 45.3 percent from the field and made 20-of-25 from the foul line...Carlos Delfino finished with 16 points and Charlie Bell had 11 for Milwaukee...Wright added 12 points for the Heat.
01/31 02:20:30 ET