The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks will meet in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. The Heat are the No. 8 seed and the Bucks are the No. 1 seed.
The Heat are led by Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro. Butler is averaging 22.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game. Adebayo is averaging 19.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. Herro is averaging 20.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
The Bucks are led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. Middleton is averaging 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. Holiday is averaging 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.
The Heat are a dangerous team with a lot of playoff experience. They have been to the NBA Finals twice in the past four years. The Bucks are the defending NBA champions and they have the best player in the world in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Here are some key matchups to watch:
- Jimmy Butler vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Bam Adebayo vs. Brook Lopez
- Tyler Herro vs. Jrue Holiday
- Kyle Lowry vs. Khris Middleton
- P.J. Tucker vs. Bobby Portis
The Heat have a lot of size and athleticism, which could give them an advantage against the Bucks. The Bucks have the best player in the world, but the Heat have a lot of guys who can make plays. This should be a great series.