MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hakim Warrick scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the short-handed Miami Heat for a 95-84 win on Saturday.
Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings each had 17 points for Milwaukee.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 21 points, but was in foul trouble most of the game. Quentin Richardson had 16 points and Jermaine O'Neal had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Heat were without forward Michael Beasley, their second-leading scorer, and guard Mario Chalmers. Beasley missed his second consecutive game with a hyperextended right knee. Chalmers sprained his left thumb when he got it caught in a jersey Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.
The Bucks led from early in the first quarter and held a comfortable double-digit lead through the third. Miami finally got under 10 points early in the fourth quarter when a basket by Daequan Cook and a jumper by Carlos Arroyo pulled the Heat to 71-63 with 9:59 left. Carlos Delfino answered for Milwaukee with two free throws and Warrick tipped in a shot as Milwaukee regained a double-digit lead at 75-63.
Wade, with five fouls, came back with 7:24 to go and the Bucks leading 79-65, but it wasn't enough.
The Bucks' lead slipped to 89-84 with just under a minute to play when Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer, but on the next possession Jennings came back and made a 3. Wade missed two 3-point attempts before Jennings sealed the victory with three free throws.
Delfino scored 16 points for the Bucks.
A bit of good news for the Heat came when O'Neal showed no lingering effects of his knee injury suffered in the first minute of the win over Detroit on Friday night.
Bogut, Warrick and Jerry Stackhouse keyed the second quarter as Milwaukee outscored Miami 33-17.
Bogut converted consecutive three-point plays before his two free throws gave the Bucks a 56-38 lead at the half. Warrick and Stackhouse, who signed a free-agent contract 13 days ago, each had eight points as a reserve as momentum seemed to swing toward the Bucks.
Charlie Bell guarded Wade for most of the game before Delfino took over in the fourth.
Wade finally had enough when he complained to referee Kane Fitzgerald that he had been fouled by Bell when Wade lost the ball. Fitzgerald promptly called a technical on Wade who moments later left the game after picking up his fifth foul.
NOTE: Chalmers' streak of 128 consecutive games played ended. He is averaging 7.2 points.