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The Bucks, the big fish eaters | NBA

Returning from his isolation, Mike Budenholzer could hardly have dreamed of a better part of his troops. The Bucks simply crushed the Warriors: 39 points difference at the break, a victory of 19 points finally, a Giannis Antetokounmpo in triple-double, 18 baskets at 3-pts scored…

The defending champions have thus washed away the affront, after the two defeats in a row in Charlotte.

“It was a rebound for us”, says Bobby Portis at JS Online. “We lost twice against the Hornets, so we had a bitter taste in our mouths since Monday night. For three days, we did video sessions and the coach was on our backs. We had the opportunity to play against one of the best teams in the league. It’s a big win for us. Everyone had fun and that makes me happy. »

Bobby Portis first, who scored an award-winning basket at the second quarter buzzer, and finished with 20 points. It was a festival in attack, but the coach preferred to focus on the defense, which was very efficient even though Jrue Holiday was absent. The Warriors were held to 34% shooting, 33% 3-point and Stephen Curry scored just 12 points.

“We were very focused”, notes Mike Budenholzer. “You are never better than when you defend hard. A team like Golden State, with Curry or Klay Thompson, forces you to evolve at your best level. We have to be as focused as possible. »

Even if the Californians were deprived of Draymond Green, it is another significant victory for the Bucks, against a big team. Because last week, the 2021 champions had already dominated the Nets (109-121) in Brooklyn. Facing the Top 8 of the West, Giannis and his band are four wins in five matches.

“I don’t know why we are so good in big matches”, wonders the Greek for ESPN. “But deep down, you have to keep building good habits. Whether it’s for big posters or for matches that nobody cares about, we don’t care. We must have the right reflexes. So we can be good in May and June. »

Good news for Milwaukee: the big matches will follow in the next seven days since Toronto, Atlanta, and especially Memphis then Chicago will be on the program.

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Giannis Antetokounmpo 34 32.5 54.1 28.4 70.0 1.9 9.6 11.4 6.0 3.4 1.1 1.4 3.2 28.4
Khris Middleton 31 31.5 43.2 37.7 88.4 0.7 4.8 5.5 5.3 3.2 1.1 0.2 2.3 19.1
Jrue Holiday 33 33.1 49.9 38.2 70.9 0.9 3.7 4.6 6.7 2.8 1.6 0.6 1.8 18.4
Bobby Portis 34 28.4 48.1 42.8 78.9 2.9 6.4 9.2 1.4 1.6 0.8 0.8 2.7 15.4
Grayson Allen 36 28.4 41.4 38.9 85.4 0.4 2.9 3.4 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.4 1.4 11.9
Pat Connaughton 40 28.1 47.1 39.5 78.8 0.7 3.9 4.6 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.3 1.2 10.8
Jordan Nwora 33 21.2 42.0 39.0 82.4 0.8 3.3 4.1 1.1 1.1 0.5 0.4 1.2 9.1
Demarcus Cousins 17 16.9 46.6 27.1 81.6 1.4 4.4 5.8 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.5 2.7 9.1
Brook Lopez 1 28.2 33.3 50.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 8.0
george hill 33 25.6 44.5 30.8 94.7 0.8 2.3 3.2 2.4 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.5 7.1
Wesley Matthews 15 20.3 50.0 42.9 50.0 0.5 1.5 2.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 1.5 7.0
Donte Divincenzo 4 16.6 16.0 23.5 92.3 1.8 3.5 5.2 0.5 1.5 0.2 0.0 1.2 6.0
Sandro Mamukelashvili 22 11.9 42.7 37.1 75.0 1.2 1.2 2.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.8 3.9
Rodney Hood 32 16.1 35.7 31.5 92.9 0.3 1.6 1.9 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.8 3.7
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 27 12.1 45.7 9.1 62.5 1.1 1.7 2.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 2.0 3.3
justin robinson 17 11.6 31.6 27.0 100.0 0.1 0.6 0.8 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.0 1.0 2.8
Semi Ojeleye 16 17.9 21.2 21.1 81.8 1.6 2.0 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.6 2.8
Ja’vonte Smart 13 12.3 25.6 22.2 83.3 0.3 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.8 2.4
Georgios Kalaitzakis 9 5.3 45.5 50.0 44.4 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.8
Langston Galloway 3 16.2 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.7 3.3 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.7
Javin Delaurier 1 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Luke Kornet 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Jeff Dowtin 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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