Milwaukee Bucks defeat Miami Heat, 94-71

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bucks guard John Salmons improved to 6-0 since joining the team, and he contributed 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and added five assists and three rebounds.

"He's a good pro guard," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "I don't want to understate it. He can do a lot of things well. He can shoot the ball; he can put it on the floor. He passes it; he's a willing defender. Having said all that, the most important thing for us is his size. We've played small so...

Miami — It's fair to say the Milwaukee Bucks have the full attention of the Miami Heat.

After beating the Heat twice convincingly with star Dwyane Wade in the lineup, the Bucks took a turn at Miami without the injured Wade on the floor Saturday.

It was strictly no contest.

The streaking Bucks turned up their defense in the second half, allowing just 26 points to a frustrated Miami team, and cruised to a 94-71 victory in a matinee at American Airlines Arena.