The Miami Heat will look for the closeout as they face the Milwaukee Bucks from a game four of their best of seven playoff series from NBA pro basketball on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time for Game four is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time and ABC will provided the live television broadcast.
The NBA playoff odds from this game four pro basketball game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 196 points. There has been no movement in betting lines since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Heat took a commanding 3-0 series lead in this best of seven opening round Eastern conference series after a game three 104-91 road win at the Milwaukee Bucks as a -7 point betting favorite. The game ended right at the closing over under line of 195 points.
Miami overcame a 30-21 first quarter deficit as the outscored the Bucks in the second half by a 56-41 margin. The Heat enjoyed a 51.9% shooting game and connected on 8 of their 19 three point shot attempts. Miami survived missing 11 of 25 free throws along with 19 turnovers. The team pulled down five more rebounds than the Bucks. Ray Allen came off the bench to lead Miami with 23 points and three boards as he made 8 of his 14 shots along with 5 of 8 from three. Chris Bosh had 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. LeBron James chipped in with 22 points and dished six assists on 9 of 14 from the floor. Miami is the top shooting team in the NBA as they hit on 49.6% from the floor. They have averaged 104 points a game in this playoff series and held the Bucks to just 91 points or less in all three games.
The Bucks shot 45.8% from the floor and only 7 of 26 from the three point line. Milwaukee melted down from the free throw line by missing 11 of 29 shot attempts. The team hurt their chances by committing 20 turnovers. Center Larry Sanders had 16 points and 11 rebounds as he made 7 of his 10 shots. The inefficient guard combination Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for just 7 of 24 from the field and 2 of 13 from three. Milwaukee was in trouble in this series because they face a team that can shoot and the Bucks are 28th and third worst in the NBA field goal percentage by making 43.5% from the field. The free agent to be Brandon Jennings has shot a horrendous 16 of 50 or 32% from the field in this series and Sunday could be the inefficient guard’s last game with the team.