MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for the NBA playoff Game 1 clash between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Defending champion Miami has been picked to sweep their Bucks counterparts in the first and although they respect everything in the league the on form favourites also believes they will do so as well.
Tonight the strongest team is back for Miami with LeBron James and Udonis Haslem starting at the forward positions and Chris Bosh at center.
Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers will be the guards.
“We respect the game, but we respect teams,” Wade said. “I feel that we respect teams more than they respect us. We know that the Milwaukee Bucks are a good team, especially if you let them get to their game.
“If you let them get to their game, they’re a very good team. And anybody can be beaten when you let them play their game.”
Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are expected to do the bulk of the scoring for the Bucks, but they will certainly need some help from the likes of Marquis Daniels and other if they are to upset this confident Miami Heat team
Miami Heat: Mario Chalmers – G; Dwyane Wade G; LeBron James – F; Udonis Haslem – F; Chris Bosh – C
Milwaukee Bucks: Monta Ellis – G; Brandon Jennings – G; Marquis Daniels – F; Ersan Ilyasova – F; Larry Sanders – C