Bucks get beat badly by world champs
Nov 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward John Henson (31) dribbles against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Image by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 14 points, LeBron James had 13, and the short-handed Miami Heat wrapped up their three-game trip through the Midwest with an 88-67 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
James Jones added 10 for Miami in place of star guard Dwyane Wade, sidelined a second straight game with a sore hamstring. The Heat also played without Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers.
It didn't matter against the team with the NBA's worst record. Milwaukee tried to match Miami's energy, but couldn't keep with the more talented opponent -- even one without two All-Stars.
Defense keyed Miami's win. The Heat led 46-29 at halftime and held the Bucks to a season low for points in a half and in a game.
John Henson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee.