Bucks Vs. Heat: Without Dwyane Wade, Miami Falls Apart

Dwyane Wade didn't play, and the Miami Heat responded by losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 90-85 at home on national TV. LeBron James had 29 points and eight assists, but the Bucks pulled away in the fourth for the road victory. Maligned John Salmons (yep, that's his official new first name) led the Bucks with 17 points, but needed 16 shots to get there. Corey Maggette was more efficient, with 14 points on seven FGAs and six free throws off the bench.

LeBron didn't get a whole lot of help. Chris Bosh scored an inefficient 18, and no other Heater broke eight. Mario Chalmers shot 1-9 from the floor, Mike Bibby took only four shots, and the entire team combined for 21 free throws against the most foulingest team in the league.

The Heat do have something to play for (home court advantage in a potential second round meeting with the Celtics or a potential Finals meeting with the Lakers), but didn't show it.

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