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TNT literally cut away from this NBA game because the score was so bad

TNT cut away from the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks game because the score was so one-sided.

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, right, blocks a pass by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Miami. At right is Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4).
Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, right, blocks a pass by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Miami. At right is Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4).
Lynne Slasky, Associated Press

TNT decided to cut away from an NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks because the score was so out of hand.

What happened:

The score was so bad that TNT cutaway from the Bucks and Heat. When the score hit 93-62 in favor of the Bucks, play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson sent the game back to the studio, according to Yahoo! Sports.

  • “There’s a lot of games going on in the NBA, 10 of them as a matter of fact. This doesn’t appear to be one of them.”

The TV cut over to the “NBA on TNT” studios where host Ernie Johnson greeted new viewers.

  • “Just give us a call when it gets down to about 15 or 20,” Johnson said.

Yahoo! Sports reports that TNT never returned to the game, though it did offer a quick check-in midway through the third quarter.

A record for the Bucks

The Tuesday night game was historic for the Bucks. The team set a league 3-point record by cashing 29 3-pointers in the 144-97 victory against the Heat, according to the Associated Press.

  • “Some nights, the basketball gods are with you a little bit,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It’s probably one of those nights.”