Bucks take advantage of short-handed Heat, top Miami 91-79
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 19: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat on January 19, 2016 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI (AP) Khris Middleton scored 22 points, Greg Monroe added 15 and the Milwaukee Bucks clamped down defensively on short-handed Miami throughout, beating the Heat 91-79 on Tuesday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points for the Bucks, who have now beaten Miami five consecutive times.
Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Miami, which has dropped two straight and trailed by at least 22 in each of those games. Chris Bosh scored 23 and Luol Deng added 11 for the Heat.
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Dwyane Wade played through shoulder pain and had only two points in 21 minutes.
Miami was without four players, including point guards Goran Dragic and Beno Udrih for the second straight contest. The offense struggled without them, as Miami shot only 36.5 percent.