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The Bucks came close to being penalized

There are nine minutes left in the third quarter. The Bucks are trailing by 26 points (55-81) against the Blazers, although they are not big customers since they have only won one game in three weeks… Finally, 21 minutes later, after a 58-21, Milwaukee takes it away.

The Bucks thus achieved the second biggest comeback in their history, after that of 27 points against the Bulls, eleven years ago to the day, on November 26, 2012.

Portis wakes up his team

Symbol of this comeback: Bobby Portis, with his 10 points and 5 rebounds in the last quarter. “I brought heart. I had nothing going for me: I was missing shots that I usually took. But I rely on the efforts, I give everything. I’m 110%. I play hard, you can’t take that away from me, I play with all my heart”he declares to Journal Sentinel.

It’s the glass half empty or half full question: should we welcome the comeback or rather worry about such a gap between the two teams after 27 minutes?

“We make it difficult sometimes. I think Portland is a very good team, young, that plays hard, that has big defenders, that plays well,” Giannis Antetokounmpo list. “But we’re making life difficult for ourselves. We should not end up at -26, because it requires a lot physically. Afterwards, I am happy with our victory. I’m proud of the guys, they didn’t give up. »

Still fragile training

The Bucks’ difficulties, so visible since the start of the season, were once again evident in this meeting. The Blazers relied on the offensive rebound (14) and the transition (21 points on the counterattack) to hurt the Greek and his gang.

“It was a question of communication and also keeping our opponents in front of us”analyzes Andre Jackson Jr. “We allowed penetrations towards the circle to happen easily. In the second half, we made extra efforts to recover balls and block rebounds. »

This season, Milwaukee has a record of three victories in eight matches when Adrian Griffin’s players are trailing at the break. Proof that this training is still mentally fragile.

“We must continue to fight against adversity. Sometimes when you miss a shot or a layup, the team gets discouraged,” laments the coach. “But these things happen. We have to continue despite everything, and not let one missed possession turn into three, four or five missed possessions in a row. We have guts and we must stay united. There are high expectations around our team and I think they handle it well. But it won’t be perfect. We showed what we were capable of. »

Shots Rebounds
Players MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Bp Int Ct Party Pts
Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 33.2 59.9 23.3 63.5 2.5 7.8 10.3 4.5 4.1 1.2 1.1 3.0 29.7
Damian Lillard 14 33.9 41.8 32.8 92.1 0.6 3.9 4.4 6.4 2.5 1.0 0.1 1.3 25.2
Brook Lopez 16 28.8 51.6 35.9 82.8 1.5 3.6 5.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 2.9 2.1 13.5
Bobby Portis 16 23.2 49.0 31.6 75.8 1.1 5.4 6.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.4 2.2 11.8
Khris Middleton 13 19.8 46.0 32.0 84.0 0.8 3.2 3.9 4.2 1.7 0.7 0.1 1.8 11.6
Malik Beasley 16 26.8 50.0 46.6 66.7 0.6 3.6 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.9 0.1 2.1 10.7
Jae Crowder 9 26.7 53.2 51.6 58.3 0.4 3.4 3.9 1.7 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.6 8.1
Marjon Beauchamp 12 16.8 46.7 41.4 66.7 0.8 1.7 2.4 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.7 6.3
Cameron Payne 16 17.4 48.7 48.8 100.0 0.1 1.3 1.3 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.1 2.1 6.3
Pat Connaughton 16 23.9 40.7 33.3 66.7 0.6 3.0 3.6 2.1 0.8 0.5 0.2 1.1 5.8
Aj Green 9 8.4 40.7 34.8 100.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 3.4
Chris Livingston 2 4.7 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Andre Jackson, Jr. 12 8.5 58.8 50.0 0.0 0.7 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.8 2.0
Tyty Washington, Jr. 2 2.8 33.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.5
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 6 6.7 37.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.2 1.0
Robin Lopez 3 3.1 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
Bolden Brands 1 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Lindell Wigginton 1 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

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