Miami did not deserve to win
The Miami Heat lose in a lackluster performance, although Giannis Antetokounmpo was out for most of the game. Jimmy Butler stated, “We didn’t deserve to win that game. We did not play our type of basketball.” Miami loses on the chance to sweep the Number one seed, Milwaukee Bucks.
— TalkBasket (@TalkBasket) September 7, 2020
Thus far, the Heat has had an undefeated record in the postseason until Game 4; Miami seemed not ready to play on Sunday. The fire, excitement, the mentality to win was not there. Miami did not have the same intensity from the previous three games. The Bucks used Antetokounmpo energy as ammunition to beat the Heat in Overtime 118-115.
Miami came out flat for game 4
The team realizes they did not play heat basketball. Jae Crowder had several comments about Game 4 “We did not play with the same intensity we had in previous games,” Crowder also stated. “We gotta come with a different mindset, different mentality, starting Game 5, and play with that mentality for the entire 48 minutes,”
Now, Miami fans, this loss will not likely harm their chances to advance toward the Eastern Conference Finals; However, it is providing some motivation to a strong Bucks team. This loss definitely should put the organization on their toes. This will not be the first time an NBA team has been up 3-1 has lost; however, the Heat are expected to get through this.
ON TO GAME 5 – Khris Middleton scored 21 of his 36 points in the third quarter, then made a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks topped the #MiamiHeat 118-115 in Game 4 of their series. https://t.co/cVQjMrQs1b
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 7, 2020
Maybe this is what the Miami needed
The loss may be precisely what the team needed to experience. However, sometimes losing games are essential to a young team’s growth and will further motivate each individual. The young Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, and Duncan Robinson are getting their first feeling of playoff basketball and the intensity of each game in tales.
The Heat culture accepts no mediocre performances, Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem, and Erik Spoelstra will have the team ready for game 5. Miami has a history of bouncing back stronger after a loss. Today proved to the team they are not unbeatable. On the bright side of this loss is that The rookie Herro made with several big threes, Robinson seems to have found his shot, and Adebayo continues to develop into that big star we all think he is.