By: Frank Hyden
-The Miami Heat eliminated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 with a 103-94 win yesterday. The Heat had 6 players score in double figures and a couple more with 6 points each. Jimmy Butler led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds. They now wait for the Boston-Toronto winner. The Bucks got 23 points from Khris Middleton but it wasn’t enough. They had 5 guys score in double figures, with another scoring 9 points. The Bucks just lack another creator. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be a free agent after next season and can leave if he wants, so I imagine the Bucks will try to bring in some better pieces for him. They need another scorer who can create shots shots for himself and others.
-The other game yesterday saw the Los Angeles Lakers pull away in the 4th quarter against the Houston Rockets and win 112-102 to take a 2-1 series lead. The Lakers were led by 36 points from LeBron James, 26 points and 15 rebounds from Anthony Davis, and 21 points and 9 assists from Rajon Rondo, who again morphed into Playoff Rondo. The Rockets got 33 points and 9 rebounds and 9 assists from James Harden and 30 points and 8 rebounds from Russell Westbrook. The Rockets were up 3 at halftime, it was tied at the end of the third, and the Lakers pulled away in the 4th to win by 10.
-Billy Donovan won’t return as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to reports.
-Denver Broncos LB Von Miller went down at the end of practice yesterday with a lower leg injury. The team fears it’s season-ending. That sucks. I hate injuries so much. I want to see the best of the best play, and Miller is definitely one of the best.
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