Backseat forward Giannis Antecounmpo led all the scorer with 27 points on the night of the night against the heat. (Photo: European Press Agency)
Unlike the state representatives at the NCAA basketball men's tournament, Bucks was at the victorious end of a one-sided affair.
With a healthier bench, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, who returned after having twice missed the matches through the torso of the right ankle and led all the scorer with 27 points, Bucks rose to victory 116-87 over Miami Heat.
– coach Mike Bundholzer (Bucks), who also had George Hill and Stirling Brown, said. The guys just went to their roles, and everyone just surpassed today. I hope we can continue to work, stay healthy and get more. "
Antecunmppo scattered any notion that his ankle draws him from the gate of the first 11 Milwaukee points. He rushed hard to the rim, turned around the heat protectors and made his will a crime. By the end of the evening, he had scored 27 points, eight assists and seven auxiliary forces to hold Bucks when they held Heat at the distance from his extended hand from the second quarter.
BOX SCORE: Bucks 116, Heat 87
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"It's always at the back of the head, but at the end of the day there are injuries that you must fight through this, and sometimes your team needs you there," said Antetokounmpo. " Of course, I just wanted to be there. I do not think that in my card I never missed three games in a row, so I did not want to do that. I do not like missing games. It's a pride, it's clear, but I'm definitely close to 100 percent to this game. "
However, at the beginning of the second quarter it was scary. Antecunmppo climbed to intercept Goran Dragic's passage and immediately snapped on the floor, grabbing him to his right foot after landing on his foot. He clearly grabbed the leg and shin when Bucks called for a time-out, with coach Scott Faust, who ran out to listen to the fallen star of Milwaukee.
Antecunmppo could walk cautiously, took time to sit lava and was able to return to the game when the game was restored without being lame.
"As a rule, when you twist the ankle half closer, the pain goes slightly (above), because you have not recovered completely, so the pain goes slightly higher," said Antecunmppo. "But I'm fine. I do not feel the pain. "
In addition to the Antetokounmpo contributions, Bucks received an effective 18 points for 8 of the 13th shootings with Chris Middleton, who also played 10 assists and 8 rebounds at night. The double double was marked for the first time in his car that Middleton collected double double sums in three straight games
Brooke Lopez and Tony Snell added 10 points each, while Ersan Ilyasov and DJ Wilson left the ranks 13 and 11. Pat Connanton was also solid from the bench, with elastic guard, who raised six points and hit 10 heels.
Defensively, Bucks settled after May We went out to hot shooting, holding heat In each of the last three quarters – 20 points, Heat finished the night with 37.6 percent of the field and 11 of 37 (29.7 percent) on three points: Hassan Whiteside (Heat) with 14 points and 10 assorted lobs.
"I thought that focus and effort were defending (were there), even in the first quarter," said Budenholtzer. In general, a good victory for our group.
Together with Antetokounmpo, the game included the return of Hill and Brown. Hill missed the game on Wednesday due to the correct groin disease and scored 18 points in almost 18 minutes, receiving praise from Budenholzer for his defensive activities. Brown, who missed the last 13 games due to the correct illness, came in for almost 15 minutes from the bench, scored four points and provided his usual physical mark of protection
Milwaukee's victory came one night after Buck had earned his first Central division. crown since 2001 as a result of Indiana's loss. After the division title of 2019 has already been presented to the banner subdivision of the team that hangs over the field, Bucks did an easy job with the team, which they are now in the queue in the first round of the playoffs, as well as increasing their advantage to three games. Toronto Raptors is the # 1 seed of the east of the nine games to go.
Antetokounmpo was very glad to express that Central's victory meant him after the game, grinning amusingly how he unbuttoned his hoodies to reveal the Central T-shirt of the divisional champions he carried under it. He hit the chest several times before saying that as good as this, Bucks has the bigger goals remaining.
They want to finish the season strong and stay as the team with the best record in the NBA. They know what advantage they can give them in the post-season.
"Playing at home, especially here, where our admirers are amazing, we're not losing home easily," said Antecounmppo. "So whoever we play if we start at home, I think we will have good chances to win the series – if we play in Toronto, the soldiers who would not play the team, we will have a good chance to win at home. [19659030Lastdance
After the last sound was heard, Antecounmppo called Midlton to the middle of the courtyard, where he and Dwayne Wade – retired guard Miami Heath and former star Marquette – were waiting to make a jersey replacement. Each Bucks player took off his knitwear to give up. Wade, who, in turn, took him off and handed over to them, later receiving and
Antetokounmpo claims he received a worn version, although
"I'm just glad to get one of his knitwear," Middleton said, who worked with O'Death in the offseason in the past. " One of my favorite growing players is still one of my favorite players to this day, so it was great to be in jersey with him. …
"He is definitely a mentor whom I have been watching from afar. Not too much conversation with him, but the ones I did (I have) meant a lot to me."
Baks paid tribute to Wade under The time of the Marquette video game in the first quarter .. Ovation from the crowd of Fiserv Forum Wade smiled when he watched the Heat video before being able to go to court, raising his hands as a sign of respect for the crowd.
"Obviously, now another The building, but a lot of memories and, obviously, many great moments in Milwaukee for me as a college athlete, "said Wade." Even at cooling moments as professional. Regarding the regular season, it closes another chapter. So it's always always special every time I can go here and understand the story of what I, Steve Novak, Travis Diner, Rob Jackson, and so on, what we were able to achieve here at this university. 19659009] Wade also applauded his play on the playground, and also played points on the way to 12 points. The game could get a better chance of playing in front of the Milwaukee crowd given that Bucks and Heat are currently lined
Even if this does not happen , Antecounmpo says she always remembers in the week.
"A great moment for me," Antecunmppo said. "I had a chance to talk to him a bit, thank him for everything he did for the game – the famer hall, the three-time champion, one of the best players ever to play this game. After basketball you will always remember these moments and you can to tell their children the story of such moments as today, as today. "