Giannis Antetokounmpo against the wall

Giannis Antetokounmpo is achieving unprecedented numbers in these NBA Finals 2021, who face the next morning from Wednesday to Thursday, from 03:00 hours in the peninsula, the fourth round between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns.

The excellent performance of the Greek player, who goes through an authentic epic like Homer’s, is the only thing that keeps the local team alive and with hope, which will seek to tie the tie at two victories before his loyal and wild audience at the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin.

To curb the onslaught of the two-time MVP, Monty Williams and the Suns coaching staff prepare a defense similar to the one that worked in the past for the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, when they eliminated the Bucks from the playoffs in 2019. and 2020.

The one known as ‘Giannis Wall’ (Giannis wall), which could well be a chapter in the Game of Thrones saga, will be the main asset of Phoenix to try to stop Anteto’s devastating pace in his first Finals: it is eThe only player to have added 80 points, 25 rebounds and 10 assists in two consecutive games
in all history of the eliminatory for the title.

The tactic does not have too much chicha, and it was already seen at times in the third game: fill in the paint and prevent the designated player from being able to shoot comfortably near the rim. Keeping Anteto away from the basket is key to lowering his incredible percentages: he averages 34.3 points, 14 rebounds and 4.7 assists with 62.5% accuracy in field goals.

The victory in the fourth game is statistically vital for both teams, since since 2000, the winner of this match in the NBA Finals has been proclaimed champion 76% of the time. If the Suns ‘focus is clear, the Bucks’ also seems obvious.

Keep avoiding the best Devin Booker is a great help, and the stats of the defensive adjustments of Mike budenholzer they are very illustrative. Defended by Jrue Holiday, the star of the Arizona set hHas scored 2 shots of 11 attempts; defended by Anteto, the player has stayed in a hit of 6 attempts.

The bad news for Milwaukee is that Booker tends to show off after his worst encounters, and the Suns have won nine times out of the eleven the player has recovered from a bad game below 35% correct.

Equality is marking the tie, and on the average of the three previous games the difference in offensive efficiency between both teams is 0.3 points every 100 possessions (the Bucks have 114 and the Suns 114.3).

If there is something clear it is that the final result of these NBA Finals is still very open. Everything indicates that the fourth match will again be a great match between two teams that were already very on par in the regular season – Phoenix won by a point twice – and that they repeat the script while fighting for a title that has not arrived for a long time. more than half a century.

The equality between Bucks and Suns, in eight statistics

– Points after loss: Bucks 43-41

– Points after offensive rebound: Bucks 46-28

– Points against: Bucks 50-33

– Points in the paint: Bucks 150-112

– Triples scored: Suns 40-39

-Free throws made: Suns 48-44

– Field shots made: Bucks 125-124

– Turnovers: Suns 37-32

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