Home court is going to be a lot more important to the Milwaukee Bucks if they keep playing in Miami the way they did Friday night.
The Bucks are facing a 62-42 deficit at the intermission, as the Miami Heat has completely dominated.
Milwaukee is just 1 for 14 on 3-pointers, has been outrebounded, 28-20 and has committed 10 turnovers to just six for Miami.
Justise Winslow, averaging 12.6 points a game, already has 20 at the half to lead all scorers.
Meanwhile, the Bucks are barely above 40% (18 for 44, 40.9%) while allowing the Heat to shoot 50.9% (27 for 53). Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 15 points and has had to work for every single point.
For the first 24 minutes, Miami has simply wanted it more than the Bucks, who also lost guard Malcolm Brogdon with a sore heel after seven minutes.
The Heat made its first six 3-pointers, but has missed its next six.