Charles Barkley Declares Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks Series is ‘Over’ As Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co Take 3-0 Lead

Published 05/28/2021, 11:51 AM EDT
May 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler (22) and forward Duncan Robinson (55) during the third quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NBA playoffs are officially underway and with a week of action already done and dusted, we have had some great matchups. One of the most anticipated battles was between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat.

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Given how the Heat had defeated the Bucks a year ago, Miami were seen as the probable giant killer of this round. But the Bucks have had a resounding performance so far. With the close victory in game 1, Milwaukee dominated the Heat in the last two games outscoring the Heat by a staggering 62 points in total. The Bucks now are 3-0 up in the series and might be on their way to sweeping the Heat.

Charles Barkley speaks about the matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat

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After their latest matchup yesterday, Hall of Famer and analyst Charles Barkley spoke about the Heat and the Bucks series. When asked whether he thinks the Heat will make a comeback or not, Chuck had two words to describe the same. “It’s over. You saw tonight in a desperation must-win game, Milwaukee didn’t even play that good.”

Barkley spoke about how this Bucks team is different from last year. “You know, people talk about the bubble last year. This is a playoff team. They’re better physically, they’re tougher mentally.”

The former Suns’ legend also was impressed by Bucks’ new signings and how they might play a key role in a probable second round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.

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“I love Jrue Holiday. I think he’s one of the most underrated players in the NBA. Then you bring in P. J. Tucker and the one guy we never talk about, Bobby Portis…. I’m talking about toughness. Those three guys, they bought in, will be huge when they play Brooklyn.”

May 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler (22), Miami Heat center Dewayne Dedmon (21), Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and center Brook Lopez (11) reach for a rebound during the second quarter during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

With their latest performance against the Heat, the Bucks are certainly proving that they are legit championship contenders. With a potent attack led by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton and perimeter defenders like Jrue Holiday and P. J. Tucker available, the Bucks are one of the most versatile teams in the league.

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Given the arsenal available with them, the Bucks are ready for every matchup and might be the biggest threat to the Nets in the East. Can Giannis & Co. finally win an NBA championship this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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