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Kyle Middleton saves the Bucks' season, as he hits a game winning three in overtime against the Heat

Orlando- Kyle Middleton hits a game wining three to extend the series against the Miami Heat, 118-115.

In a do or die game, the Milwaukee Bucks strung together a couple runs in the first half, to keep the Heat honest. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a decent two quarters, until he twisted his ankle late in the second quarter. Giannis was ruled out for the remainder of the game and finished with 19 points, and 4 rebounds. The Bucks were shooting 46% from the field, but struggled from down town, as they went 4 of 19 from behind the arc in the half. At the end of the half, the Bucks was nursing a 50-48 lead over the heat.

In the third quarter, Khris Middleton caught fire as he scored 22 points in the quarter to keep his team within striking distance of taking the lead from Miami. The Bucks made life difficult for Jimmy "Get Buckets" Butler, as they doubled him and made him shoot contestant shots. Even though Butler was getting stopped, Bam Adebayo was making his shots at the rim and getting his teammates involved. The Heat scored 40 points in the quarter.

With under six minutes left in regulation, Brook Lopez hit a key lay-up to cut the Heat's lead to one, which started a 12-0 run. The Heat hit a couple of shots late in the quarter to go up one with 21. seconds left in the game. Miami fouled Donte DiVincenzo with 1.9 second left in regulation. DiVincenzo made 1 of 2 shots, which tied the game. The Bucks got a defensive stop at the end of the game to go into overtime.

Middleton put his team on his back as he scored four points in overtime to put the Bucks up two with .58 seconds left. After the Heat missed an open shot on the ensuing drive, Lopez was fouled by Adebayo and made both of free throws, which put the Bucks up . Middleton hit a game winning three with 8.1 second to save the Bucks' season. Middleton finished the game with 36 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds.

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