National Basketball Association
Miami 97, Milwaukee 79
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 14, 2018
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
#12 CJ Washington, #46 Ben Taylor, #55 Bill Kennedy
Point guard Goran Dragic scored a game-high 25 points as the Miami Heat won their seventh straight game, defeating the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 97-79 on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as Miami now has the longest active win streak in the NBA, tied with the Boston Celtics.
The Heat held the Bucks to 31.6 percent shooting, including 4-of-28 on 3-pointers (14.3 percent).
In addition to the win, the Heat also got three players back in their lineup.
Forward James Johnson (four points, game-high eight assists) started after serving a one-game suspension due to an on-court altercation against the Toronto Raptors. Shooting guard Tyler Johnson, who had been bothered by a neck injury, also started and contributed 14 points and six rebounds.
In addition, forward Justise Winslow returned after missing 14 games due to an injury to his left knee. He had three points, four rebounds and four assists in 13 minutes off the bench.
Miami's other double-figure scorer was small forward Josh Richardson, who had 16 points.
The Bucks, who are just 3-5 in their past eight games, were led by 6-foot-11 forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who entered Sunday ranked second in the NBA with a 28.5 scoring average. Against Miami, he was held to 22 points and six rebounds.
Milwaukee also got 16 points from forward Khris Middleton and 15 points from guard Malcolm Brogdon.
The Bucks got off to a 6-0 start and led by as many as eight points in the first quarter. But, after a Heat rally, the Bucks ended the quarter with a slim 23-21 lead.
There was a similar pattern in the second quarter, as Miami closed with an 8-2 run, cutting Milwaukee's lead to 43-41 at halftime.
Miami used a 14-0 run to break the game, taking a 71-59 lead after three quarters, and the Heat coasted through much of the final period.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Giannis Antetokounmpo 22
Goran Dragic 25
Eric Bledsoe 4
James Johnson 8
John Henson 9
Hassan Whiteside 10
Giannis Antetokounmpo 10
||Free Throws Made
Hassan Whiteside 5
Khris Middleton 2
James Johnson 2
John Henson 1
Hassan Whiteside 4
Team Stats Summary
Miami will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Heat have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .667 after a loss.
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Bucks have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .579 after a loss.