5 Keys for Milwaukee Bucks Ending Miami Heat's 20-Game Winning Streak

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5 Keys for Milwaukee Bucks Ending Miami Heat's 20-Game Winning Streak
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A solid game from Larry Sanders will be needed.

Despite suffering back-to-back losses on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks have a major opportunity at redemption Friday night when they play host to the Miami Heat.

As the Heat extended their winning streak to 20 games with a hard-fought victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday, the Bucks suffered an embarrassing setback, losing to the Washington Wizards 106-93.

A win Tuesday night would have brought the Bucks within half a game of the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks in the playoff push. Now, they find themselves two and a half back of a three-way tie between Boston, Atlanta and the Chicago Bulls for the No. 5 seed.

And while Jim Boylan and his staff have probably compiled a lengthy list of things the team must do, there are certainly some that are more imperative than others.

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