The Milwaukee Bucks want to scare away the ghosts of yesteryear and it seems that they want to do it the sooner the better. Last night’s beating by 132-98 put 2-0 in the tie first round against Miami Heat, who is now traveling to Florida with emergencies for the NBA runners-up.
After falling in the second round last season, two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team set out to add some ingredients to his staff to better accompany the Greek star. One of those that went unnoticed was that of Bryn forbes, which is giving very good results in these playoffs.
With six triples and 22 points, the former San Antonio Spurs player gave the Bucks a definitive push from the bench, one of the facets in which the locals dominated the Heat in the game.
“That’s why I came here”, Forbes, 27, explained at the end of the meeting. “I knew I would have these opportunities and that I would play in the playoffs. It’s great to be on this stage once more. “
Play alongside the league’s still reigning MVP, AntetokounmpoIt is also unmatched. With 31 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists, the Greek once again showed that he is very focused on achieving once and for all his great goal in the NBA, that of every great player, the precious champion ring.
Milwaukee had a second very placid meeting and he was not behind on the scoreboard at any time. The team came to lead by 36 points thanks to a triple rain who killed the game in the first half: 15 out of 29 goals, 22 of 53 at the end of the game.
Those 22 hits from the perimeter they are a record for the franchise in a playoff game.
After surviving the first duel of the series thanks to a genius of Khris Middleton with 0.5 seconds left of overtime, the Bucks came out to kill the clash with 10 3-pointers out of 15 attempts in the first quarter alone. In the opening game of the series they were in a very poor 5 of 31 in total.
“We don’t need anyone to give us a motivational talk”, valued Bam Adebayo after getting beaten up by the Bucks. “They have made many shots, but We have not complicated things or taken out any resources “added Jimmy Butler, very critical of his team’s game, after contributing 10 points.
The first quarter ended with a partial of 46-20 and the party went with a resounding 78-51 at halftime, the highest score in Milwaukee history after a playoff game break. “This is basketball, it’s like the tide. Sometimes you open up a lot and sometimes you don’t “, settled Forbes, which put 14 of his 22 points in the first room.
Middleton, hero of the first meeting, had a placid night and ended with 17 points in 24 minutes of game with an almost perfect chip (4-5 TC; 3-3 3P). Patt connaughton contributed to the victory with 15 more goals and the pivot Bobby portisWith 11 points, he completed the list of six local players in double digits.
Jrue Holiday stayed within a basket pass of Pressey and Robertson’s record for Milwaukee in a playoffs by adding 15 assists which he complemented with 11 points and 7 rebounds.
For Miami, Dewayne Dedmon he led the contest with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Goran dragic added 18 points and Bam Adebayo he added 16 points in a game without history for the visitors. On Thursday in Florida, the Heat hope to regain their runner-up aura.