Fans react to Bucks nearly losing to Miami Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated Miami Heat but it never looked easy for the Bucks. Here is the fans’ reaction to the close win.

Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Miami Heat for the second time this season but the NBA fans were not impressed by Giannis Antetokounmpo and company’s performance. This was the final group stage game of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament and the Bucks luckily walked away with a win. With Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro out of the lineup, the Miami Heat were a formidable opponent for the Bucks, but they managed to escape. On social media, Giannis and the Bucks were made fun of by NBA fans for their narrow escape.

After defeating the Heat 131-124, the Bucks secured the top seed in East Group B and the East bracket for the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament. Damian Lillard added 32 points, four rebounds and nine assists, while “The Greek Freak” led the way with 33 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Bucks vs Knicks in the quarterfinals

In the quarterfinals, Milwaukee will play the New York Knicks. With a greater point differential than the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks secured the lone East wildcard place.

Social Media reacts to Bucks losing

Social media users for NBA teams expressed dissatisfaction with the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory over the Miami Heat. Miami Heat was missing two of their most significant players, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro were both recovering from injuries. The Bucks had also defeated the Heat in their previous encounter this season. Coincidentally, the Heat in that match was also missing one of their key players, Bam Adebayo.

Stat Muse uploaded a stat that showed that Giannis and Damian Lillard have scored 60+ points as a duo in three consecutive games. 

The post in itself received mixed reactions where many fans opined that the duo alongside Bucks received help from referees. One of the fans said that they were saved by the fans.

Another fan had the opinion that they had many foul calls in their favour.

“Bailed out by refs,” another fan said on X (Formerly Twitter).


Many Heat fans believed that the absence of their key players meant that Bucks clinched the victory.

Another fan thought that the Bucks were lucky that Jimmy was out.

One Bucks fan said, “If Miami had Butler, they probably win the game.”

Heat vs Bucks

The Bucks walked away with a win from Kaseya Center thanks to a great fourth quarter. Bucks started the game on a positive note and led the first quarter by 31-22 but were quickly put on the back foot. The Heat bounced back in style in the second and third quarters. Heat won the second quarter by a 12-point margin (40-28) and the third quarter by one point (35-34). It was the fourth quarter where the game turned in the favour of the visitors. The Bucks won the fourth quarter (38-27) and in the end, won the close clash by seven points (131-124).

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