MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 22: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat shoots in the first quarter against Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Fiserv Forum on May 22, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

It appears safe to say we could now exhale after the thrilling end of Game 1 between the Milwaukee Bucks along with the Miami Heat.

In a match which contained 16 ties and 17 lead changes, 48 minutes of activity wasn’t sufficient as this match went to overtime for five years. Once more back and forth jabs from the teams overdue, it was Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton which saved the day for the Bucks since he knocked into a jumper to take a 109-107 lead with only 0.5 seconds left to play.

Middleton’s tough jumper proved critical since it was really the game-winning bucket with Miami’s Jimmy Butler overlooking a shot at the buzzer inside this thrilling opening matchup.

Whether this contest signals what’s to come, we’re locked in for a single tension-filled seven-game series. When the Bucks will finally come out on top, there are lots of places they need to look to fix which almost cost them this opening match.

With that said, below are 3 takeaways in Milwaukee’s Game 1 victory over Miami.

Shooting between the two these groups was set for a huge factor going into the matchup, which demonstrated authentic fairly fast.

Three of the five makes came from Khris Middleton, that had been the group’s sole lifeline from long selection. For the Bucks to find a win whenever they take 16.1% from 3-point land is a surprising accomplishment, especially since the Heat were around the whole other side of this spectrum.

Miami was scorching in the perimeter by rapping in 20-of-50 from heavy. With protecting the perimeter being one of the Bucks’ biggest weak points during the regular season, Robinson is still somebody who could have a huge impact throughout the rest of the series when he catches fire again. The group has to devise a game plan for Game two on the way to slow down him offensively.

The 3-point shooting between both of these teams will continue to play an integral variable as the show progresses and the Bucks should locate their markers from space. Specifically, 1 participant that could change this show with their shooting is Bryn Forbes, the group’s sharpshooter off the seat. The shield kicked off the show by moving 0-for-3 from heavy and he should look to get a bounce-back match in the forthcoming days.