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    Heat Take Series Lead Over Bucks

    The Miami Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 121-99 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

    Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 30 points, while Bam Adebayo added 21 points and 12 rebounds. The Heat shot 50.6% from the field and outrebounded the Bucks 43-35.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup for the Bucks after missing Game 2 with a back contusion. He scored 24 points, but the Bucks shot just 38.3% from the field and turned the ball over 17 times.

    The Heat took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Bucks 36-21. Butler scored 14 points in the quarter, and the Heat led by as many as 26 points in the fourth quarter.

    The Heat will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series in Game 4 on Monday night in Miami.

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