Heat vs Bucks Recap: NBA Jan. 12/23

Heat vs Bucks recap for Thursday, Jan. 12/23. The Bucks (now 27-15 this season) lost to the Heat, who are now 23-20.

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The Miami Heat, a team that now has a home record of 13-9, hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday evening. The Heat, behind 24 points from Bam Adebayo, won the game in a contest that was fairly close as time expired. The result continues to cast some doubt on the Milwaukee Bucks, a team that we tipped earlier this week as unlikely to beat their win total of 53.5 with bet365.

They, the Heat, put up a single-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 6 points. The final score was Milwaukee 102, and Miami 108 as the Heat continue to solidify themselves as a playoff contender.

Bucks @ Heat Thursday: Jrue Holiday scores 24

With the loss, the Bucks are now 27-15 overall on the season. This is a team that was 22-8 a few weeks ago, so they are clearly heading in the wrong direction. They played the Heat without Giannis Antetokounmpo and a host of other players. Jrue Holiday, who has missed other games recently, was the team’s scorer with 24 points.

It seems that if there isn’t one thing wrong with the Bucks, there is another. Regardless of the reasons, if current trends continue, then this is a team that might just have to beef up before the trade deadline expires in the NBA in just under a month.

Milwaukee Bucks: Recent Form Alert

  • Milwaukee Bucks were 22-8 (December 20th, 2022)
  • Heading into this game they are 27-15
  • They have gone just 5-7 since December 20th

Meanwhile, the Heat improved to 23-20 with the 6-point victory. They finished the night sitting comfortably as the 8th-place team in the Eastern Conference standings. Their outlook to improve on that is certainly promising.

The Indiana Pacers are currently in seventh place but the Pacers just took an injury to Tyrese Haliburton. Miami has generally been gaining on its in-conference competitors and a finish between third place and sixth place is not out of the question for this promising team. They are definitely a team that should be on the radar for sports bettors.

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