Heat spoil Bucks' home opener, rally to 131-126 win in OT
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2019 08:46 AM
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.
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).
Heat: Play at the Timberwolves on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).
Bucks: Host the Cavaliers on Monday (Tuesday, PHl time).