‘This Ain’t the Bubble’ Twitter Goes Crazy as Milwaukee Bucks Eliminate Miami Heat From NBA Playoffs

Published 05/29/2021, 6:04 PM EDT
May 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Miami Heat forward Trevor Ariza (8) fouls Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) on his way to the basket in the third quarter during game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks faced off against the Miami Heat tonight for the fourth game of their first round of playoffs. Before the start of the playoffs, this matchup was a must-watch as the Heat were seen as dark horse contenders.

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Given that Miami had shocked the world and made it to the Finals, the Heat were considered as a tough matchup for the Bucks. But it clearly hasn’t panned out in the same way. With Milwaukee dominating the first three games, the Heat simply looked hapless.

With the Bucks taking control of the matchup with a 3-0 lead in the series, this game was a make or break game for the reigning Eastern Conference champions.

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Milwaukee Bucks complete the sweep by defeating Miami Heat

This was certainly a big match for both the sides. While the Bucks would have a made a statement by completing the sweep, the Heat could have made a path for a possible comeback if they would have won.

Playing in their home arena, the Heat got off to a great start with a 26-22 lead. The Heat continued their fantastic run in the second quarter too and ended their first half with a seven point lead with the scoreline 64-57.

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 Heat seemed like they were on their way to win the game. But the Bucks had some other plans. Giannis & Co. came roaring back in the second half though outscoring the Bucks 34-21 and had a 22-4 run to end the third quarter with the scoreline 91-85 in favor of the Bucks.

With a six point game, the Heat could have made a comeback. But the Bucks were determined to put the series to bed as they continued there phenomenal third quarter run. Outscoring the Heat 29-18 in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee made it clear that they were not messing around. They finally won the game 120-103.

Twitter reacts to Bucks sweeping Heat

As the Bucks swept the Heat, NBA twitter went absolutely berserk and had some wild reactions.

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Given how the Bucks performed against the Heat, they have certainly made a statement that they are genuine title contenders. Can the Bucks finally win the title 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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