Miami, FL (NNCNOW.com) --- Brandon Jennings scored 26 points and Monta Ellis added 22 for the Bucks, but Lebron James finished just short of a triple-double to lead Miami past Milwaukee, 110-87 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
James scored 27 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists, just two shy of a triple-double while Ray Allen scored 20 off the bench as the Heat began their title defense.
Milwaukee got within four points of the Heat in the third quarter, but Miami answered with an 11-1 run, stretching the lead to 14.
The Bucks haven't won an opening game of a playoff series since May 2001. Game 2 is Tuesday in Miami at 6:30 p.m.
Posted by Sarah Wheeler