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Bucks drop Game 2 to Heat on controversial call at buzzer

Jimmy Butler was fouled in the final seconds and the Heat went on to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat reacts with his teammates after their win over Milwaukee Bucks in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 02, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

After the Miami Heat won Game 1, it was looking like the Milwaukee Bucks would come back to tie the series on Wednesday night. The refs had other plans. Jimmy Butler launched a shot in the final seconds and the refs called a pretty soft foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo. Butler would go on to sink the free throws and give the Heat a 116-114 win. Check out the video.

This came after a similarly weak foul call on a Khris Middleton 3-pointer with the Bucks down by three on the other end. You can check out the video above the Butler foul. So the Heat will head into Game 3 with a commanding 2-0 series lead. Butler did not score 40 points this time around. He had a tame 13 points for a quiet night. Goran Dragic kept his hot play going with 23 points and the scoring was pretty balanced from Miami’s side.

Giannis bounced back a bit but still wasn’t quite as dominant as we’re used to seeing him. He finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor. Middleton ended up with 23 points and Eric Bledsoe had 16 in his return to the lineup. Bledsoe missed Game 1 due to a hamstring injury.