Chris Paul shines for Suns in win over Pelicans – AGP Deportes

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.- The Chicago Bulls did the hardest thing: impose their usually weak defense and after a dominant first quarter by the Milwaukee Bucks (34-21), contain the champion’s offense for 36 minutes, allowing just 59 units in the next three partials.

However, Donovan’s men let a lot of open shots escape (32% from the field and 19% from three pointers) and although they took the lead in the fourth quarter, they ended up falling 93-86. Bucks 1-0.

The Bulls blew a golden chance to hit Milwaukee on the road. But although defensively they gave much more than expected, none of their figures could take a step forward: 9-27 from the field for Nikola Vucevic, 6-25 for DeMar DeRozan and 6-19 for Zach LaVine.

What happened to DeRozan in the first games of the Playoffs is no longer surprising: in seven such games between Toronto, San Antonio and Chicago, he accumulates 29.5% from the field (39 of 132) and has never managed to exceed 35% from the field. success.

The stars of the night and among the few who found some kind of effectiveness in a purely defensive battle were Giannis Antetokounmpo (27 and 16 rebounds) and Brook Lopez (18 points), key with a couple of decisive conversions in the game. clutch.

Chicago shut out the rest of the Bucks’ stars, with a tremendous job from Alex Caruso as the primary defensive reference, but simply lacked the accuracy on the other field to pull off the upset.

Information: NBA.

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