On fire offensively, the Bucks waited until the second half to finally get rid of the Knicks who held on for a long time thanks to a great Julius Randle. (146-122) Milwaukee joins Indiana in the semifinals of the In-Season Tournament.
For the home match sheet for this meeting, it’s right here.
The Pacers qualified yesterday were waiting to know their opponent in the next round and it will be… the Milwaukee Bucks! The Greek Freak partners needed a half to really get the upper hand on the Knicks. In a match very focused on attack, the two teams went blow for blow in the first period.
Giannis, as often, stuffs himself inside, and he is well surrounded by an army of shooters who burn the string from afar. On the Knicks side, we prefer efficiency near the circle and the New Yorkers are well helped by a Milwaukee defense which closes its racket very poorly. Julius Randle takes the opportunity to celebrate his NBA player of the week award with a mammoth performance (41 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists 14/19 shooting!) Damian Lillard’s hot shot before the break allows the Bucks to We were still ahead at the break but we had a real close match (75-72).
Returning from the locker room, Milwaukee will definitely gain the upper hand. The Bucks defense does a much better job in protecting the circle and the attack continues to run at full speed behind the great strides of Giannis (35 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds). New York breaks its teeth on Milwaukee’s defense and only survives thanks to the exploits of Julius Randle who looks for support among his friends but does not find much.
An out-of-bounds beauty! pic.twitter.com/W19kaSmNna
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On fire from 3-point range (23/38!), the Bucks attack unfolds and takes a comfortable cushion before money time. (+16) Despite a small revolt at the start of the fourth quarter, the Knicks were forced to surrender. Unable to make stops, the New Yorkers see the gap increase and Tom Thibodeau can even send the end of his bench to do a little sport in the last 3 minutes. Milwaukee advances to the semifinals of the In-Season Tournament with authority. The match against the Pacers on Thursday promises some nice fireworks.
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