The highest-seeded Milwaukee Bucks have been eradicated from the NBA playoffs on Wednesday evening by the Miami Warmth.

Clearly Miami, a workforce that’s simply a few years faraway from making the Finals, isn’t your customary No. 8 seed. Nonetheless, them upsetting the Bucks as simply as they did caught a whole lot of people off guard.

The worst half is that Milwaukee appeared to have Recreation 5 within the bag. Sadly, careless play and terrible teaching from Mike Budenholzer price them their season.

Nothing encapsulates how badly Budenholzer received outcoached higher than the truth that, with .5 seconds remaining on the clock and one timeout in hand, he refused to name it. Why? As a result of he seemingly forgot he had it.

Even the Warmth have been befuddled by Budenholzer’s teaching choke job. Max Strus appeared on Dan LeBatard’s Present early Thursday morning and stated as a lot.

“Actually, we have been all questioning it,” he stated. “…Spo got here into the huddle and he was like ‘they didn’t name a timeout, what are they doing?’”

It wasn’t simply the timeout, although. As famous by Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, that was simply icing on the cake.

“What a collapse by the Bucks,” he wrote.

“Terrible half court docket offense with too many stagnant submit ups. Giannis [Antetokounmpo] took some goofy pull ups. Terrible teaching by Budenholzer—not utilizing the timeout, not preserving [Brook] Lopez in to guard the rim on the game-tying lob, and so many tactical selections.

“Why didn’t Khris Middleton get common entrance court docket touches late within the recreation? Why didn’t Giannis set a excessive ball display screen? They did nothing to get Giannis going downhill, as an alternative simply feeding the submit.

“After which no timeout on the ultimate play of extra time? Budenholzer actually let Grayson Allen run out the clock? Unforgivable.”

It’s laborious to argue with that evaluation.

Budenholzer was purported to be fired years in the past, however he saved his job with a fortunate NBA title win.

Will the Bucks do what they need to have performed a very long time in the past and change Budenholzer with a coach who doesn’t wilt underneath strain? Time will inform.

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