Milwaukee Bucks Are Eliminated From the Playoffs by the Miami Heat

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play in Game 5 of the conference semifinals because of a sprained ankle.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Another season for the Milwaukee Bucks ended in disappointment, this one nearly 11 months after it started.

playoffs on Tuesday night with a 103-94 loss to the Miami Heat, who clinched their Eastern Conference semifinal series, four games to one.

In an odd season that was interrupted and then extended by the coronavirus pandemic, the Bucks still seemed primed for a championship run when they arrived for the N.B.A.’s restart at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., this summer.

Led by Jimmy Butler, who has left his tough-minded imprint all over the Heat in his first season with the team, Miami wore down the Bucks, who were undermanned by the end of the series.

Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-11 forward and generational talent whom Milwaukee drafted in 2013, is eligible to sign a contract extension this off-season.

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