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The Fire Cools Down for the Heat, in Disappointing Disney Loss to Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, right, passes the ball against the defense of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

The second week of the NBA’s restart at Disney World bubble got underway on Thursday afternoon, with a meeting between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks.

Although Miami did everything right in the first half, the Bucks found a way to come back from being 23 points down to win, 130-116, clinching the No. 1 seed in the East.

Milwaukee was out of their element during the first half, basically handing the game to the Heat, especially from behind the 3-point line.

It all changed after halftime though.

With a reenergized defense, Milwaukee got back into the game in the third quarter, and then took over in fourth, for the win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with 33 points and 12 rebounds, while Khris Middleton added another 33 points for the Bucks.

Meanwhile, the Heat started the game as the best 3-point shooting team in the league, completing 38.2 percent of their attempts.

They took advantage of the Bucks’ bad defense to hit 18 of their first 34 attempts.

After that, things cooled off significantly, and Miami went just three of 12 to end the game.

Blame it on the defense falling apart.