NBA Giannis AntetOmPO F hrt Milwaukee Bucks Zu Statement
The champion had to cope with a failure during the first half: Jrue Holiday suffered a heel impeller on the right foot and finished the game early. Previously, the guard had scored 12 points in 18 minutes.
Topscorer at Milwaukee was Giannis Antetokounmpo, which recorded 32 points (12/25 FG), 14 rebounds and 7 assists, supported mainly the good Khris Middleton (20) and Pat Connaughton (20) and Jordan Nwora with 15 from the bank. At the Nets, Kevin Durant (32, 11 Rebounds), James Hards (20) and Patty Mills (21, 7/7 Threesome!) Were the best spot collectors.
The Bucks received their rings in domestic Fiserv Forum as an exercising master, also NBA commissioner Adam Silver was on site to congratulate Antetokounmpo & Co. again. After the second championship banner of the franchise (after 1971) was pulled under the hall corner, it could start.
Giannis antetokounmpo gives the sound in the first quarter
The Bucks started with new access to all as well as four fifths of the Championship Lineup, with Bobby Portis and Semi Ojeleye missed two options for the FrontCourt. Brooklyn started in the absence of suspended Kyrie Irving with Harris, Griffin and Claxton next to the remaining superstars durant and harden.
The initial minutes were determined by Giannis. The Finals-MVP was already after seven minutes at ten throws (as well as 7 rebounds), he recorded a transition dunk for outstanding quarterback passport by Middleton and a spectacular monster block against Claxton.
Brooklyn did not come up so quickly, after a Holiday threesome, the leadership of the Bucks quickly scamped 19 points. Milwaukee began hot from Downtown, at the Nets, only Reservist Mills brought a little firepower – the former track sank three triples, yet the hosts led to 37:25 after a quarter.
In the second quarter, the harden took over, right three times he got the switch and punished this by stepback threesome. The distance shrank to 5 points, but the bucks took control of the game with their stimulus back. Shortly before the half-time break, Brooklyn laid a 12: 0-Run, the antetokounmpo ended by and-1. It went with 66:59 for the bucks in the cabins.
Kevin Durant is too late
After the break, George Hill replaced the attacked holiday, even with the reservists, the Bucks started better and led to a wild left-handed Eurostep layup of Giannis with 13 points. The game pace now slowed noticeably, even because both coaches were now served deep on the respective bank. At the end of the quarter, harden conducted another small Nets-Run, but Nwwwa had the answer again. 97:85 Bucks.
Giannis returned and brought the preliminary decision: After Nwora Blocked Durant and brought the hall to cook, Antetokounmpo put a finger-roll including free throw and set to 112: 95. Durant in the episode still put some points, but could not bend the game anymore.
Almost four minutes before the end Steve Nash then threw the towel and took his starters from the parquet. Mike Budenholzer did not know that, two and a half minutes before the end but also Giannis and Middleton got their standing ovations.
The most important statistics
Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) vs. Brooklyn Nets (0-1) 127: 104 (boxscore)
Also in the playoffs it was one of the success recipes of the Bucks to take more throws than the opponent, which also succeeded in this game: 32 Field goals were facing a quarter 21 of the Nets, which is possible, above all, thanks to 7 offensive rebounds became. The problem at the board got Brooklyn in sequence under control, although the Bucks far recorded a total of more terminations (105: 84 in the attempted field goals).
That was not least on the ball losses, Brooklyn sometimes went very driving with the ball (12: 7 turnover). The Bucks recorded 19 points after turnovers, the Nets only the second
The Bucks opened the game Hot from the three-point line (15.7), this efficiency, however, could not maintain (17/45). Brooklyn took significantly fewer triples, but made this better (17/32), which was mainly due to Mills. Overall, the Bucks made it very well, however, to prevent three options for the draft strong Nets.
The Nets also contributed to many mistakes to turn the game. Besides the turnovers to also uncharacteristic problems at the free throw line contributed Brooklyn hit 13/23 freebies, even Durant had three points are donated.
Bucks vs. Nets: Comments on the game
Giannis antetokounmpo (Bucks) About the Banner Ceremony: We are now in the history books. We are very happy. But it s over now. We have to focus on looking forward to playing good basketball And hopefully this year, next year and every additional year we are here to repeat everything.
Steve Nash (coach Nets): We were not very good. If you do not play against the champ on a high level, then you do not win.
The Star of the game: Giannis antetokounmpo
The Greek continued where he stopped in the finals: he looked physically superior in every matchup, defended strongly, was not to be kept away from the basket and the boards. It fell on that Giannis took his free throw faster (7/9) and that the more fluid litter already shown in the preseason has also managed it to the season. A prelude to measure.
The Flop of the game: Lamarcus Aldridge
Played 16 minutes, in which he harmed his team both offensively and defensively almost only. After each switch, had a target pane, offensively he also worked like a foreign body.
The scene of the game
A few times the Nets tried to set Nic Claxton as a Dive-Man. Mostly, that did not succeed because Giannis cared for as a loss of defender – as in this scene in the first quarter, when Giannis demonstrated his physical superiority for the first time in this season. Not in My House!
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