Heat torch Bucks 98-86 for 2-0 series lead

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MIAMI — The Miami Heat had to work harder than in game 1, but they managed to take a two games to none lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the best of 7 first round playoff series with a 98-86 victory.

Ersayn Ilyasova scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half; the Bucks trailed by just 3 going into the 4th quarter; but a 12-0 run by the Heat blew the game open.

Dwayne Wade led Miami with 21 points; Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, who combined for 48 points in game 1, could only muster 15 on Tuesday night.

The series switches to the BMO Bradley Center for games 3 and 4, Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon.