Miami, FL (Sports Network) - No team has ever headed into the NBA playoffs on
a bigger roll than the Miami Heat.
On paper, the defending champs are expected to wash away the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Heat looked like every bit the part of the favorite in their postseason
LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Miami's 110-87
rout of the Bucks in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference first-round series.
Ray Allen netted 20 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 and Chris Bosh finished with
15 for the Heat, who went 30-2 since the All-Star break, the best second-half
winning percentage in NBA history. That mark topped the 31-4 record the Utah
Jazz posted during the 1996-97 season.
Brandon Jennings tallied 18 of his 26 points in the first half for Milwaukee,
which closed the year by dropping 15 of its last 21 tilts.
The Sports Network