Jennings believes the Bucks will win opening series in six.
Following Milwaukee Bucks star Brandon Jennings boasting of a “win in six” over the Miami Heat in their opening round play-off clash, the Heat stars have responded.
Jennings took to his official Twitter account to suggest that he believes his team have what it takes to end Miami’s run prematurely.
However, whatever the desired effect he was hoping to have may not have come to fruition, as it has seamingly stirred the Heat stars into an even more determined mood.
Coach Erik Spoelstra led the way by dismissing his comments, stating that the game will be decided on the court and not by what anyone says.
The Bucks enter the match-up as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and lost seven of their last nine regular season games.
“Whatever their confidence or motivation is, that’s for them to figure out. We’re only concentrated on what we’re doing here,” LeBron James told the media as reported by ESPN.
Dwyane Wade shared his team-mate’s sentiment, stating that they don’t need further motivation and it is clear for them what they want to achieve this season.
“We’ve got enough motivation,” Wade said. We have a big goal in mind. We were put together to win a championship, not to just make the play-offs.”
Heat center Chris Bosh was a little more sarcastic in his response, and wasn’t surprised by the comments from Jennings.
“He’s one of those guys. If they already had our attention, now they have more of it. If they want to show their hand, that’s fantastic.”
The time for talking comes to an end for both teams on Sunday night, when Game 1 takes place at the AA Arena. Miami arrive off the back of an incredible regular season, and are 37-2 in their last 39 games. Furthermore, they won the season series 3-1 against the Bucks.