Jimmy Butler scored 35 points and the Miami Heat took advantage of the early departure of Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 130-117 Sunday in an Eastern Conference playoff opener with two notable injuries.

The top-seeded Bucks lost Antetokounmpo to a lower back bruise early in the second quarter. Miami’s Tyler Herro broke his right hand later in the period.

No. 8 seed Miami had built a 68-55 halftime lead before Herro’s departure and stayed ahead on 59.5% shooting (50-of-84) from the floor. The Heat were 15 of 25 and the Bucks were 11 of 45 from 3-point range.

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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first round of Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2023 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Antetokounmpo was driving to the basket with 4:13 left in the first quarter when Kevin Love fouled him and he fell hard on his butt. The two-time MVP slowly got up, stayed in the game to take his free throws and then headed to the locker room about 2 1/2 minutes after committing his second foul.

Although he returned to the game with 9:56 remaining in the second quarter, Antetokounmpo returned to the locker room with 8:33 remaining in the half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly thereafter.

Herro appeared to hurt his hand while diving for a fumble late in the first half. He was in obvious pain as he stood in front of the Miami bench during the last minute of the second period, and the Heat revealed the severity of his injury at halftime.

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Herro had scored 12 points before his injury. Antetokounmpo finished with six points and three rebounds in 11 minutes.

Bam Adebayo had 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Heat. Butler had 11 assists. Love had 18 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 33 points and nine rebounds. Bobby Portis had 21 points. Jrue Holiday added 16 points and 16 assists, though he shot 6-of-18.

Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball during the game against the Miami Heat during the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2023 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball during the game against the Miami Heat during the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2023 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami took control of the game before Antetokounmpo’s injury as the Bucks looked disjointed after a long layoff. None of the Bucks’ starters had played since at least April 5, when they won in Chicago to clinch the NBA’s best regular-season record and the No. 1 playoff seed.

The Heat led by as many as 14 in the first half. Antetokounmpo left the game for good during a 9-0 run by the Bucks that cut Miami’s lead to 43-42, but the Heat responded with a 12-2 run and stayed ahead the rest of the way.

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Heat: Ranks 27th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (.344) in the regular season. … They went 17-24 in road games, including a 9-17 mark against teams from the East.

Bucks: This marks the third time in five seasons that the Bucks have been the top overall NBA playoff seed. The other two times, they lost to Toronto in the 2019 Eastern Finals and fell to Miami in the 2020 Eastern Semifinals. … The Bucks are making their seventh straight playoff appearance, the second-longest active streak after Boston nine o’clock. The franchise record for consecutive postseason berths is 12 between 1980 and 1991.

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat walks down the backcourt during the first half of Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on April 16, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat walks down the backcourt during the first half of Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on April 16, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Game 2 is Wednesday in Milwaukee.