3 Reasons why Miami Heat has taken control of series vs. Milwaukee Bucks

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In recent years, the Miami Heat has been a huge problem for the Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Miami Heat find themselves in a fortunate predicament up 2-1 in their 1st round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. There is no definite timeline for when the Bucks expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to return, but it’s expected that he will be a game-time decision for Game 4.

The Bucks are still a good team without Giannis but is a different team whenever he plays. They have compiled an 11-8 record without him this season but it’s apparent that the Bucks will need his services in order to get back in the series.

The Miami Heat has, somehow, taken control of this series

Even though the Heat have been decimated by injuries themselves, they find themselves with the series lead and a chance at a historic upset of epic proportions. The last time a No. 1 seed was upset in the first round of the playoffs was back in 2011 when the Spurs lost to the 8th-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.

This Heat team has displayed that same passion and hunger to be able to pull off the unthinkable (so far). It’ll be interesting to see whether they can actually finish the job; they are halfway there. That said, there are very tangible reasons why the Heat has given the Bucks so many problems in this series. Let’s explore the three biggest reasons why Miami suddenly has control of this series.