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In game of spurts, Bucks know they have to answer Miami's 1st 2 wins with 1 of their own

  • Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) attempts to block a shot by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of Game 2 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) attempts to block a shot by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of Game 2 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) and guard Ray Allen, rear, battle for a loose ball with Milwaukee Bucks guard J.J. Redick during the first half of Game 2 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) and guard Ray Allen, rear, battle for a loose ball with Milwaukee Bucks guard J.J. Redick during the first half of Game 2 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Heat forward LeBron James looks for an open teammate past Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the first half of Game 2 of the first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James looks for an open teammate past Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the first half of Game 2 of the first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bucks 98-86. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

The Milwaukee Bucks limped home down 0-2 to the Miami Heat after blowing a chance to steal a game from the defending champions Tuesday night. Lose again Thursday night in front of a favorable home crowd, and the series — and Milwaukee's season — might as well be over.

No team has ever rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win a best-of-seven series in the NBA playoffs.

Bucks coach Jim Boylan says his team has to "accept the challenge right out of the gate."

But that's no easy task. The Heat have had 2-0 leads 10 times before, and never once failed to win the series.

The Bucks, on the other hand, have been down 0-2 15 times before. They lost all 15 of those series.