On January 14th, Beijing time, the NBA regular season continued. The Bucks beat the Warriors and stopped the bleeding two-game losing streak. In this game, Galloway (outbreak health regulations), Lopez (back surgery), Holiday (left) Ankle soreness), continued absence.
In this game, four of the Bucks scored in double figures. The Bucks team felt hot. The overall shooting rate reached 51.2%, and the three-pointer was an astonishing 43.9%. Antetokounmpo scored a quasi triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Delton scored 23 points and 7 assists, Portis scored 20 points and 7 rebounds, and scored several tough 2+1s in the game, which caused the audience to stand up and applaud.
After losing two consecutive away games to the Hornets by a few points, the Bucks returned aggressively and beat the second-placed Golden State Warriors by 19 points. The audience was shrouded in a sea of joy. The Bucks performed very well on both ends of the offense and defense, leading the way by as many as 39 points. The Bucks’ fiery touch and teamwork with explosive chemical reactions made the Warriors confused for a while, but they recovered some of them until the end. The Warriors hit only 34.7% in this game. , The icy feel and the rhythm of the Bucks were overwhelmed.
Portis’ several key defenses and a strong 2+1 gave the Bucks a great advantage in this game. When Antetokounmpo was asked after the game how important Portis was to the Bucks, Antetokounmpo said: The momentum he brought to all of us after he came on the field was indispensable, he has always been like this, and we will have peace of mind with him. And he has a very good mentality and is always full of passion. He is the only person who can make the audience boil. With the encouragement of the audience, we will be greatly improved in all aspects.
Middleton was also asked after the game how the Bucks were able to crack the defense and play a lead when facing a team without Draymond Green’s defense but still threatening. Answered: It must be the credit of Antetokounmpo. He played very well in this game. In the first quarter, we scored a lot of points with the pick-and-roll, and we scored a lot of points together. Decisive, if I get it, I will make a mid-range shot, if there is no space, I will pass, and he will score at the basket when he gets it.
The Bucks’ current record is 27-17. In the past three away games, the Bucks have beaten the Nets, but they have lost to the Hornets twice in a row. In this game, the entire team is full of fire and won the second place in the West. The Warriors scored 19 points, which attracted a standing ovation from the audience, and the atmosphere was bursting. It also drew a short period after losing two games in a row and stopped the bleeding. In the absence of Holiday, Antetokounmpo Middleton and Portis can still score 20+ points efficiently. It can be seen that the Bucks are still in good condition, but they lack stability occasionally. They are going to play against the Raptors and the Eagles, and they are still opponents that cannot be underestimated. What the Bucks need to do now is to maintain the current stability and meet the seemingly ordinary but still some powerful opponents with ease to achieve the fourth record in the Eastern Conference. To the next level, because that’s the best chance they have to keep their title defense successful.Return to Sohu, see more
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