Heat, Bucks Set to Meet Up at Disney, Breaking Six-Year Streak

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrates a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

And they’re on the way!

The Heat are set to meet the Bucks on Monday, and then Wednesday and every other day for a seven-game series.

Milkwaukee took away Orlando’s Magic, 118-104 on Saturday, giving Miami a chance at its first second-round series in four seasons.

Whoever wins the upcoming best-of-seven series will then face either the Boston Celtics or the Toronto Raptors, depending on who wins that series in the Eastern Conference finals.

Miami recently surged past the Indiana Pacers in a 4-0 series.

However, the Bucks know they have some work to do.

According to The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said, “We’re going to have to be a lot better against a really good Miami team We have a ton of respect for them. It’ll be a great opportunity, great challenge.”

The Bucks lost the opening game against Orlando before capturing the final four meetings.

Meanwhile, the Heat were 2-1 against the Bucks during the regular season, before the NBA suspended play due to the pandemic.

Ultimately, Milwaukee defeated the Heat 130-116 on Aug. 6 in a seeding game at Disney’s Wide World of sSports.

When the Heat and Bucks last faced off in a playoff series six years ago, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led Miami to an NBA championship.

They haven’t advanced to the second round since 2014.

Maybe this is the year to break that streak.

Heat-Bucks schedule (Times TBD)

Game 1: Monday

Game 2: Wednesday

Game 3: Friday

Game 4: Sunday, Sept. 6

Game 5: Tuesday, Sept. 8*

Game 6: Thursday, Sept. 10*

Game 7: Saturday, Sept. 12*

* — If necessary.

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