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Heat Vs. Bucks Recap: Miami Finally Breaks Through Against Milwaukee With Convincing 114-96 Win

After dropping their first two contests against the Bucks this season, the Miami Heat finally defeated Milwaukee on Monday night, cruising to a 114-96 win at the Bradley Center. LeBron James was on fire for the Heat, missing only five of 21 attempts from the floor 31 minutes. James finished with 35 points and eight rebounds.

Dwyane Wade had a huge first half and supported James with 22 points of his own. Mario Chalmers was the only other Miami starter in double figures as the Heat shot better than 53 percent from the field to extend their lead in each of the last three quarters. A huge 35-point third quarter let Miami coast in the final 12 minutes to finally get a win against a pesky Milwaukee team.

Miami now stays in the Central Division and travels to Indiana tomorrow to face an up-and-coming Pacers squad on the third night of a back-to-back-to-back.

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