Big favorite Milwaukee Bucks was eliminated in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The basketball players of Miami Heat beat the best team of the regular season. It was 94-103 and that brought Miami to a decisive 4-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.
Star player of the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, was node missed by his team. This seasons best defensive player had to watch from the bench after sustaining an ankle injury in the fourth play-off game.
Miami took a 12-point lead in the third quarter of the game. The Bucks came back to 87-91, but Miami didnt let it go beyond that.
The Florida squad is now playing the Eastern Conference play-off-final against Boston Celtics of Toronto Raptors.
During the Bucks earlier play-off series, against Orlando Magic, the team decided not to play the fifth game. They refused to act as a protest against police violence against black people in the United States.
“We are tired of murder and injustice,” Bucks player George Hill explained, a few days after Jacob Blake, a black man from Kenosha in the American state of Wisconsin, was shot by the police.
Following the Bucks, more teams from more leagues (including the soccer and baseball league) decided not to play anymore. After a few days, the games were resumed. Also in the NBA, where the Bucks ended up taking care of Orlando Magic.