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Arizona in the NBA Playoffs: Andre Iguodala injures ankle as Heat knock off Bucks for 2-0 series lead

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(Editor’s note: With Pac-12 sports gone until January, we will be recapping every NBA playoff game that includes a former Arizona Wildcat, along with some social media reaction.)

Will the Miami Heat ever lose again? Depends on if they keep getting incredibly lucky breaks with no time on the clock.

Jimmy Butler’s two free throws after time had expired gave the fifth-seeded Heat a 116-114 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Miami now holds a 2-0 lead over top-seeded Milwaukee in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series and is 6-0 in the NBA Playoffs in the Orlando bubble.

Butler missed a shot from the corner as time expired, but Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo made contact with him on the way down. The referees reviewed the play and determined a foul had been committed, giving Butler two free throws that he made with no other players on the line.

You be the judge.

Goran Dragic led Miami with 23 points, while Tyler Herro had 17 off the bench. Antetokounmpo had 29 and Khris Middleton added 23 for Milwaukee, which now must win four of the next five games to advance.

Former UA star Andre Iguodala, the last remaining Lute Olson-era player left in the league, had four points in 11 minutes off the bench for Miami but did not play in the fourth quarter after suffering a right ankle sprain late in the third.

Solomon Hill, Miami’s other ex-UA standout, did not see time and has yet to play for the Heat in the postseason.

What’s next

Game 3 of the Heat-Bucks series is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MST Friday, with TNT airing the contest.

On Thursday at 3:30 p.m. MST on TNT is Game 3 of the other Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Boston Celtics up 2-0 on the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors. Former UA standouts Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson have been non-factors for Toronto so far through the first two games.

What they’re saying about Arizona’s guys on social media