On June 20, Beijing time, the NBA playoffs continued. In the seventh game of life and death, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-111 after overtime and advanced to the Eastern Finals with a total score of 4-3. Antetokounmpo really played all the bullets and contributed 40 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, but the free throws he has always been criticized are still his key shortcomings.
Tiebreak, victory or go home?
As the leader of the Bucks, Antetokounmpo set the tone for himself and the team from the beginning. The All-Star played well in the first quarter. He played 11 minutes and 18 seconds, only 42 seconds off, he made 4 of 5 shots, and also made a three-pointer, 10 points in a single quarter. His fierce offense also caused Bruce Brown to receive a technical foul on defense.
However, the change appeared in the second quarter to 8 minutes and 28 seconds. At that time, the Bucks attacked, Antetokounmpo did not participate in the Bucks attack, but stayed in the backcourt of the Bucks, and then the game was also forced to suspend. It turned out that Antetokounmpo moved slowly to the frontcourt in the attack, but suddenly slowed down, and then went directly to the bench.
However, Antetokounmpo did not return to the locker room during the 1 minute of the next break. Antetokounmpo returned to the game one minute later. After all, the Bucks have always been suppressed by the Nets. If Antetokounmpo continues to rest, then the game will be completely suspicious. lose.
After a dribble breakthrough, Antetokounmpo was intercepted by Harden. Then he jumped the ball with Harden, and the taller Antetokounmpo didn’t get the ball. Obviously, Brother Antetokounmpo seems to be in discomfort. The worse signal is that Antetokounmpo is standing on the free throw line, and the Nets fans count down his free throw time. Under heavy pressure, Antetokounmpo’s first three-point penalty was untouched, and his second penalty missed.
In short, Antetokounmpo still played 11 minutes in the second quarter, but he was inexplicably downturn. He made 1 of 4 shots and 3 of 6 free throws, only 5 points were accounted for. Because of his “mysterious second quarter”, the Bucks also trailed 47-53.
After the intermission, Antetokounmpo was obviously resurrected with full blood. In the first 7 minutes of the third quarter, he made 4 of 6 shots and scored 11 points. Once Durant just hit a three-pointer, Antetokounmpo immediately responded with Answer Ball on the offensive end. The most important thing is that Antetokounmpo’s crazy scoring helped the Bucks achieve a lead.
With 9.2 seconds left in the third quarter, Antetokounmpo succeeded in a three-pointer with a left-handed dunk after receiving the pass inside. Scored 15 points in a single quarter, and scored more than 30 points in three quarters. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to overtake the score. Entering the fourth quarter, Antetokounmpo’s free throw became the focus again, and he was embarrassed again. With 2 minutes and 45 seconds left before the end of the game, he was faced with a three-pointer opportunity again, but the free throw still failed to hit as expected.
Antetokounmpo’s physical fitness declined and Middleton and Holiday picked up, so Antetokounmpo gave too much ball power to two teammates in the last 5 minutes. In the last shot of the last one second, Antetokounmpo missed a shot and the two teams were forced to enter overtime.
In overtime, the physically overdrawn brother Antetokounmpo caused Griffin’s sixth foul and faced Durant’s defensive hook to score. These two points helped the Bucks reverse the decline. The most important thing is that Antetokounmpo’s rebounds ensured that the Bucks eventually advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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