The Miami Heat were not in a great mood during the second half of their playoff game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks Monday evening.
For good reason. Already down 1-0 in the series following an electric opener this past weekend, Miami trailed by 26 points after the first quarter. That’s a real thing. And it created frustration on the part of the reigning Eastern Conference champions.
This boiled over in the third quarter when recently-acquired Heat wing Trevor Ariza committed a hard foul on reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s not the foul that had officials checking for a flagrant. It’s the extra-curricular activity on the part of Ariza that had this go to replay.