The Milwaukee Bucks are still alive. They survived despite chaining two games of 86 points, the lowest score of his entire season. Last night’s victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Wisconsin was resolved with a tight 86-83 in a true ‘thiller’ inspired by the physical and defensive style of the 90s.
Jrue Holiday scored the winning basket with a tray in the absence of 11.4 seconds from completion that placed the 2-1 in the tie of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on a night full of script changes that was about to annoy Kevin Durant for the local audience.
The star of the Nets se lit in the last quarter Y his triple to tie and force overtime kissed the hoop and he left with the horn booming in the Bucks’ pavilion, which gave his fans an important joy. KD finished with Brooklyn’s last 9 points in the game Y accumulated a total of 30 which he accompanied with 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and a block.
Milwaukee’s response came from Khris middleton (35) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (33), which they added 68 of the 86 total points of their team. No couple in the history of the playoffs had so far added the 79% of your team’s points in a game, and his start with 30 consecutive points had not happened in the last 25 years either.
“We have been in this for eight years and we knew what kind of game it was”, Anteto commented on the performance of the Bucks’ benchmark pair. The Greek released his status as a previous MVP after the proclamation of Jokic adding 14 rebounds and 2 assists to your personal bookmark. “We have been able to compete and we have involved our colleagues, we have helped the team to win, and we hope to be able to repeat it in the fourth game.
The next match in the tie is Sunday at 9 p.m. peninsular hours, and it promises to be interesting. Milwaukee will arrive at the appointment after leave to Brooklyn with the lowest score of his season, something unthinkable in a duel between the two teams that scored the most on average during the regular season.
“It is interesting to lose a game because of our attack,” said Steve Nash, used to the excellence of his pupils. “It was a tough game, and we couldn’t find the rhythm. The defense has been very solid ”.
Milwaukee ripped off at full speed with a initial partial 30-11 in the first quarter, led and divided equally between Anteto and Middleton, with 15 points each. The +21 became a -3 with a minute and a half remaining after a Kevin Durant 3-pointer that made it 83-80 with 1:23 left.
Holiday, who only scored 9 points (4-14 TC), put the basket of the night 11.4 seconds from completion. “He is that type of player. He has been working a lot on defense, fighting to take any ball. We needed that one play of his, and he made it “praised his coach, Mike Budenholzer.
Bruce Brown missed 2.1 seconds from completion and Middleton, with two free throws, cooled an encounter that Durant was about to tie with a triple that would have covered the best plays of the night had he entered.
He didn’t and the Nets saw the Bucks come back to life in the tie. Kyrie Irving, with 22 points, Y Bruce Brown, with 16 points, complemented KD’s game for Nash’s team.
New Yorkers recovered quickly from their poor first quarter with a 22-3 run in nine minutes and a half of the second period, which left the clash in a handkerchief in the second half. No team led by more than 5 points since then.
The physical tone and equality put the tension through the roof, and the matter ended with a good dialectical fight between PJ Tucker and Durant, who said everything and ended up separated by their teammates and the referees. The matter ended with double technique for both players. The next round, Sunday promises.