‘Give Budenholzer Jail Time’: Twitter Reacts to Jimmy Butler and Miami Heat Thumping Milwaukee Bucks by 42 Points

Published 10/21/2021, 10:53 PM EDT
Oct 21, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles the ball around Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris (8) during the second quarter of the game at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat have blown out the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks, ending their first meeting of the season with a score of 137-95. This victory in the season opener is going to be a confidence boost for the Miami Heat. However, for the Milwaukee Bucks and their fans, this was a reality check after the impressive victory against the Nets.

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Twitter erupted as the Heat thrashed the Milwaukee Bucks at home. It is natural that the fans went crazy as the Bucks showed a half-hearted display on the court today. Hence, this is how the fans reacted to this beating for the defending champions.

Oct 21, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dunks the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first period of the game at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Fans react to the Heat’s blowout victory against the Milwaukee Bucks

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What does this mean for the Miami Heat?

After the Bucks swept away the Heat from the playoffs last season, it seems like they played today to avenge their loss. Therefore, this was truly a show of dominance of skill from Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat. Moreover, Bam Adebayo had an impressive display where he dominated the paint in the first half at least. He secured himself a 20 point double-double.

Consequently, the 2020 NBA Finalists played like they have something to prove. From their bench, Tyler Herro had an impressive 27 point display to shut down his haters who called him a bubble fraud.

Oct 21, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen (7) goes for a layup around Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) during the second quarter of the game at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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What does this mean for the Milwaukee Bucks?

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This thrashing from the Miami Heat comes after a strong start to the regular season with a win over the Nets. After Giannis‘ impressive display against the Nets, he gathered an inefficient double-double in this game. However, he only played limited minutes in this game and did not play in the second half.

Moreover, in the absence of Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez, the Bucks seemed to scramble on defense whenever Giannis was not on the floor. In their absence, the bench got a lot more minutes and the result indicates that.

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Therefore, the Bucks should not worry about going to a .500 record at the beginning of the season. Since, there are still 80 games in the season for them to dominate. However, they will look to avoid such blowouts as that might be an enormous blow to their confidence.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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