Head Coach Scott Skiles
On tonight's game ...
"We played really hard tonight. To hold them to 36 points in the second half, not counting the overtime, means we're playing hard. When plays need to be made we're still having trouble making them. We gave up a rebound, a free throw, we had too many turnovers."
On the end of the game ...
"We just have to be more respectful of the situation and get to spots quicker, be sharper with the ball, and those kinds of things. We missed a bunch of shots again in the paint again when we needed to come up with some scores. You can't fault the guys' effort, they did everything they could to try to win the game, we just weren't sharp enough when we needed to be."
On the second half...
"We got something going in the second half. We're searching for lineups right now that can get something going for us and get something going consistently. We found one there in the second half for a while and we were able to get a lead and have a chance. But when we really needed to make plays we just weren't able to make them."
Center Andrew Bogut
On tonight's game...
"We had our chances we just didn't take them. We had some good looks at the basket in the fourth quarter to try and take the lead and win the game. We had plays leading up to that, I had a bad shooting night myself, maybe one more lay-up, or one more tip-in. But we battled through it and stuck with it, they're a good team."
On the team's energy...
"I think early on we had a little bit of energy but we were up and down. In the second half we really sustained it. They were getting frustrated a little bit, we were getting frustrated, things got a little chippy. That's the kind of game we want to play at home."
Forward Ersan Ilyasova
On tonight's game...
"All of us, we tried to fight until the end, especially today. It was a tough loss against Miami. In Miami we played well too, it was a tight game there too. Down there we really struggled defensively but today we shared the ball and we just played as well defensively."
On moving past the loss ...
"Like early in the season, we were struggling with a lot of injuries right now but other guys are stepping up, like the guys off the bench. But it's a long season, those games will come but we just have to be focused and stay positive."
- LeBron James started the game off hot tonight, scoring eight of the Heat's first 15 points and going 3-3 from the field. Miami used their high field goal percentage in the first quarter (57.9 percent to the Bucks 38.9 percent) to jump out to an early 12 point lead. This is the 11th game in which the Bucks have started a game scoring 19 points or less.
- With Earl Boykins second basket (sixth point) of the game he has surpassed the 5,500th point mark for his career. Boykins finished the game with 14 points and is now only needs 13 points to pass Johnny Egan for 12th place for career points for players under 6-feet.
- After falling behind by 16 points early in the second quarter, the Bucks used a 9-0 run (including seven consecutive points by Chris Douglas-Roberts) to pull within seven points. However, the Heat answered with a 9-2 run of their own to extend the lead back to 13.
- Milwaukee closed the second quarter on an 8-4 run and went into halftime trailing only by seven points after being down by 16 in the quarter. Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Bucks in scoring with 15 points (all in the second quarter), while LeBron James led all scorers with 18.
- Through two quarters the Heat were able to limit Andrew Bogut to only six points on 3-9 shooting. However, he was able to grab 12 rebounds in the first half including five offensive.
- After scoring eight points in the first quarter, Milwaukee held Dwyane Wade scoreless in the second and third quarters. During that span Wade shot 2-13 from the field, and the Bucks cut Miami's lead to three points heading into the fourth quarter.
- With 2:04 left in the game the Bucks were ahead 85-81 but the Heat answered with a 10-2 run to go ahead 91-87, but the Bucks answered with four consecutive points in the final 24 seconds to send the game into overtime.
- Miami was able to hang on in overtime and beat the Bucks 101-95. The Bucks are now 0-2 in overtime games this season. With the Heat victory, they now move to 53-30 all-time versus the Bucks in the regular season (3-0 against Milwaukee this year). The 53 wins are the second-most wins Miami has recorded against an opponent.
- Chris Douglas-Roberts did all he could to keep Milwaukee in the game tonight scoring a season high 30 points, just one point shy of his career high he scored with the New Jersey Nets. He also had a career high four blocks.
- Andrew Bogut finished tonight with a career high 27 rebounds and his 20 defensive rebounds are the most by any NBA player this season. The previous high was 19 by Minnesota's Kevin Love on November 12 vs. New York.
- Tonight's game marks the first sell-out of the season for the Bucks. Through 16 home games this season the Bucks have averaged 15,768 fans (total of 252,285 fans) up from last year at the 16 game mark (total of 234,464 fans, 14,654 average).