Bucks no match for Heat in game 1 as they lose 110-87

MIAMI (WITI) -- In the end, the Miami Heat overpowered the Milwaukee Bucks in game 1 of the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs in a 110-87 win.

The Bucks came out slowly, unlike the Heat, but they would settle in behind the effort of Brandon Jennings. He helped get the Bucks back into the game after trailing 19-8 in the first quarter. His 10 points in the period got the Bucks within 2 after the first quarter, 26-24.

In the second quarter, Jennings continued to lead the way, scoring 8 more points as the Bucks would trail by a 52-45 score at the half.

That's when the game turned. In the third quarter the Heat turned on the pressure and the Bucks struggled to get points. The Heat outscored the Bucks 28-20 to take a 15 point lead into the fourth quarter.

A big problem for the Bucks was Miami's ability to not give them opportunities on the offensive end. Milwaukee had zero second chance points in the entire second half. The Bucks shot only 41.5% from the field, while the Heat were able to shoot at a 56% clip.

Jennings finished the night with 26 points and Monta Ellis added 22 in a losing effort. On the other side, LeBron James had 27 points and Dwyane Wade scored 16.

Game 2 is Tuesday night in Miami.