Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - The Heat recorded their first series sweep in
the playoffs since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami.
But the Heat didn't need Wade's services in Game 4 of their first-round
Eastern Conference playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.
James led the way with 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three
steals as Miami took down the Bucks, 88-77, to post the franchise's fourth
postseason series sweep.
Ray Allen and Udonis Haslem added 16 and 13 points, respectively, for Miami,
which swept a playoff series for the first time since the 2005 Eastern
Conference Semifinals. Bosh tallied 10 points and four blocks.
Wade sat out Sunday's playoff game to rest his bruised right knee. He averaged
13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists in the first three games of this
The Heat will face either Chicago or Brooklyn in the next round. The Bulls
lead that series by a 3-1 margin.
Monta Ellis ended with 21 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who haven't
won an opening-round playoff series since 2001. Mike Dunleavy and J.J. Redick
donated 17 and 10 points, respectively.
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