ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- If the Milwaukee Bucks are going to snag a game from the Miami Heat, they are going to have to find a way to not get knocked out by one vicious blow delivered by the defending champions.
In Game 1 and Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series, the Bucks hung around for a good chunk of each game, only to watch Miami flip the switch and rattle of a devastating run to pull away.
Considering how fast and furious the Heat can blitz a team, preventing or overcoming a big run is much easier said than done. As the series shifts to Milwaukee for Game 3 on Thursday night, the Bucks are hoping their home crowd can provide the lift necessary to prevent one run from being the deciding factor.
"We know they are going to make their run," Bucks guard Monta Ellis said. "We just have to be ready to counter their run, keep our poise and stay together. The biggest thing is that we just have to play better going into the fourth quarter and have a better mindset.