MILWAUKEE It just felt inevitable.
Though they hung around for most of the game, the Milwaukee Bucks just seemed destined for a slow death Sunday afternoon in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Even the stadium emcee thanked the fans at halftime and shouted to the fans that there were only 24 minutes left in Bucks playoff basketball right before the third quarter began.
Monta Ellis had a chance to make it a one-point game early in the fourth quarter but missed a free throw. And then it hit. A 19-5 Miami run and the slow death turned into one much quicker, but just as painful, as the Heat rolled to a 88-77 victory to complete the four-game sweep.
It wasn't so much that the Bucks expected to win the series though Brandon Jennings made headlines with his Bucks in six games prediction but they at least wanted to make the series competitive. And though all four games were close for a good amount of time, the Heat didn't really have to sweat it out once.