NBA Playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks Starting Lineup Against Miami Heat For Game 3 Tonight

Published 05/27/2021, 6:30 PM 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


Playoff basketball is finally here, and it has surely lived up to the hype so far. With two games of all the series’ over, we have seen some big giant killers like Mavericks or juggernauts like the Nets dominate. To kick off the third match of their series, the Milwaukee Bucks travel to the South beach to face off against the Miami Heat.

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Given how the Heat had dominated the Bucks in their last meeting in the bubbles, it is safe to say there is no love lost between the two teams. While the Heat were expected to put on a show against the Bucks, coach Budenholzer and the Bucks had other ideas.

May 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Miami Heat forward Trevor Ariza (8) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) in the first quarter during game 2 in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks have limited Jimmy Butler and with him mis-firing, the Heat’s offense has collapsed. Signing of Jrue Holiday has certainly paid dividends so far. With Holiday running as the point, Middleton can work his magic as an off-ball maestro.

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Their new role players like Bobby Portis and Bryn Forbes have been amazing for the Bucks. With all the players performing like a cohesive unit, the Bucks look on a path to complete the sweep, as they have a commanding 2-0 lead.

Milwaukee Bucks starting lineup against the Miami Heat

The Bucks will hope to continue their dominant form against the Heat, but doing it in South beach will certainly be a massive statement by Giannis and Co. Ahead of their matchup against the Heat, take a look at the Bucks’ probable starting lineup.

May 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to knock the ball away from Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler (22) during the fourth quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

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Jrue Holiday (G)

Khris Middleton (F)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

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Brook Lopez (C)

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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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