The Milwaukee Bucks have done the job against the Miami Heat, taking care of business and sweeping the Floridian team in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
They avenged their second-round loss in the Orlando bubble last year, dominating the Heat during the entire series. They left no doubt that they are a real threat in the East this season.
Even though Miami finished the first half winning the game, Milwaukee stepped up in the second half, getting close to the 2020 NBA finalists before taking the lead on the scoreboard. A 120-103 win has sealed the deal for Milwaukee, who became the first team to make it to the second round of the playoffs.
NBA fans were quick to react to this news, calling out the Heat for being a fraud compared to the team that shocked everybody last year and made it to the Finals against all odds.
Now the Bucks wait for a rival between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Mike Budenholzer's team played great basketball this series, demonstrating they have the desire to compete and fight for important things.
Miami will have to answer a lot of questions after a season full of ups and downs. They received a lot of criticism during the regular season and this series, which doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.