Heat spoil Bucks' home opener, rally to 131-126 win in OT

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2019 08:46 AM
Heat spoil Bucks' home opener, rally to 131-126 win in OT
Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, right shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez during overtime of an NBA game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

By Keith Jenkins, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 25 points off the bench, Bam Adebayo added 19, and the Miami Heat rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime 131-126 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

Antetokounmpo finished with 29 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists, but last season’s MVP also had eight turnovers and fouled out with 2:31 to play in overtime. Antetokounmpo also fouled out of Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in Houston.

After trailing 74-53 with less than 11:00 to play in the third quarter, the Heat outscored Milwaukee 78-52 the rest of the way, including 49-33 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points before fouling out for the Heat, who had seven players score in double digits. Miami rookie Tyler Herro, a Milwaukee native, finished with 14.

Khris Middleton added 25 points for the Bucks.

Heat guard Jimmy Butler missed his second straight game after he and his girlfriend welcomed a baby on Wednesday.

TIP-INS

Heat: Derrick Jones Jr. left with a left leg injury and did not return.

Bucks: Antetokounmpo came one assist shy of becoming the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in consecutive games to start a season (Magic Johnson in 1981 and ’82, Jerry Lucas in ‘72 and Oscar Robertson in ’61).

UP NEXT

Heat: Play at the Timberwolves on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Bucks: Host the Cavaliers on Monday (Tuesday, PHl time).

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