(MILWAUKEE, WI) — No Dwayne Wade? No problem.
LeBron James scored 30 points to lead the Miami Heat to an 88-77 series-clinching victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
The Heat got their first playoff sweep in the Big Three era and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“It was our next big step as far as our growth,” James said. “It’s so hard to win on the road in the playoffs, in someone’s building — especially when someone is playing for their last life. It’s a big step for us.
Ray Allen added 16 points off the bench, while Chris Bosh chipped in 10 points and five boards.
Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 21 points.
“They had the whole package,” Bucks coach Jim Boylan said. “When you can afford to sit a guy like Dwyane Wade and perform at the level they performed at, that’s a championship-caliber team.”
The Heat will play the winner of the Brooklyn-Chicago series in the next round.
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