WASHINGTON (Dispatches) - The Milwaukee Bucks produced an exhibition of three-point shooting to crush the Miami Heat and take a 2-0 first-round play-off lead over last year’s NBA Finals runners-up.
The Bucks scored 22 out of 53 three-point attempts in the 132-98 win.
Bryn Forbes netted five threes in the first half and Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets bounced back to level their series 1-1 against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Nikola Jokic scored 38 points while Michael Porter Jr had 18 in the 128-109 victory.
The Bucks dominated the first quarter of their match with their 10 three-pointers matching an NBA record for the most in a quarter, and their 26-point lead (46-20) matched the largest after the first quarter in post-season history.
They maintained a healthy lead after that as they cruised to victory with six players finishing in double-digits.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will not face punishment for breaching NBA health and safety protocols by attending a promotional event, with the league saying he posed no risk of spreading Covid-19.
It was reported last week that James attended an outdoor photoshoot for his tequila brand with several celebrities before the Lakers’ 103-100 win over the Golden State Warriors and was photographed without a mask at the event.