Heat 88, Bucks 77 — LeBron James scored 30 points, Ray Allen had 16 points against his old team, and Miami got its first playoff sweep in the Big Three era at the expense of host Milwaukee.
And now the Heat have some much-needed time to rest. Dwyane Wade sat out Sunday’s game, only the second postseason game he’s missed in his career, because of his aching right knee. But with Miami not playing until next Saturday, at the earliest, he’ll have plenty of time to treat his bone bruises.
Miami plays the winner of the Brooklyn-Chicago series. The Bulls lead that series, 3-1, with Game 5 on Monday night in New York.
James added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals to his performance.
Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 21 points, and Larry Sanders had 11 rebounds to go with 7 points.
But Milwaukee got almost nothing again from Brandon Jennings, who didn’t even play in the fourth quarter. Jennings, who had guaranteed the Bucks would win the series in six games, finished with 3 points on 1-of-7 shooting.Warriors 115, Nuggets 101 — Stephen Curry shook off a sore left ankle to score 22 of his 31 points in the third quarter, leading Golden State past Denver in Oakland, Calif., for a commanding 3-1 series lead. Curry shot 10 of 16 from the floor and added seven assists in a dominant, dazzling, and sweet-shooting display that rivaled his days in the NCAA Tournament for tiny Davidson. His five 3-pointers in the third quarter lifted Golden State to a 20-point lead and its third straight victory in this frenetic and flashy series. Jarrett Jack added 21 points and nine assists and Andrew Bogut broke out in the first half with 12 points and five rebounds for the sixth-seeded Warriors, who can close out the Nuggets in Game 5 on Tuesday night in Denver. Ty Lawson scored 26 points and Andre Iguodala had 19 for the third-seeded Nuggets.