2020 NBA Playoffs

Heat outscore Bucks by playoff-record 27 in 4th quarter of Game 3

The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Miami Heat by 27 in the fourth quarter of their Game 3 victory, setting an NBA playoff record for the largest margin over the final period.

The previous record had been 26, set by the Los Angeles Lakers against the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 1986 postseason.

Bolstered by Jimmy Butler’s 17 points — outpacing the entire Bucks roster (13) — the Miami onslaught erased a 12-point deficit at the start of the quarter. The Heat became the first team in NBA playoffs history to win by more than 15 after trailing by double-digits heading into the fourth, and hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Largest 4th-quarter margins of victory, playoffs