Milwaukee sweeps Detroit for Giannis/Middleton return
After a break in Paris last week Pistons They happened to be back at work to greet Michigan dollars complete! Indeed, this was the turning point of the match Giannis Antetokounmpo (29 points, 12 rebounds) and Chris Middleton (8 points, 4 assists), two and five weeks out, respectively.
Restoration of the All-Star tandem Milwaukee Since the Wisconsin franchise was quietly crushed, it happened to go without a hitch Detroit on his floor (150-130), the late Bob Lanier – passed by two teams – was honored in the evening.
A match where the defense stayed in the locker room but never managed to score and dominated the visitors head and shoulders as they went up by 33 points on the scoreboard.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— A roaring comeback for Giannis Antetokounmpo. It only took a few possessions to continue his march forward. After eight minutes of a dominant first quarter in this matchup, the “Greek Freak” scored 20 points without giving up anything (6/6 shooting, 2/2 3-pointers and 6/7 shooting…) giving the impression of forcing something. Later, given the Bucks’ collective hitting power, he dropped back further, but the recovery reassured fans of the 2021 champions. And to think we haven’t seen him play for two weeks…
— Suspicion that doesn’t exist. After twelve short minutes, a score of 49-24 was enough to shelter the Bucks. Unstoppable in the first quarter (75% shooting, 58% 3-pointers, 12 assists and 7 steals…), the Wisconsin franchise rolled over these poor Pistons, crushed by the power of this collective sublimated by Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s easy, Mike Budenholzer’s players never worried about that and when they arrived, they made real adjustments to Detroit without losing sight of their goals: to win in style if possible, to show that they are ready to smash everything in the second minute. half way through the season.
— Khris Middleton, “the other,” returns. In the shadow of Giannis Antetokounmpo, “Khash Money” was returning to the competition. Fifteen minutes, casually off the bench, took advantage of the opponent’s weakness, and that’s it blow up slowly regaining confidence. Despite the turnovers in his hands (6 turnovers), the All-Star wing scored a few baskets and did the minimum on offense, feeding the Bucks without forcing the mark. One can only hope that this recovery will not be cut short like it was last month.
✅ All in Milwaukee. What else can we say that hasn’t already been said, except that the Bucks tore the Pistons apart all night? Aside from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton discussed earlier, any player who entered the game on Milwaukee’s side used the Pistons’ Gruyère defense to improve their stats. Like Brook Lopez (21 points), Bobby Portis (18 points, 10 rebounds), Player of the Week Jrue Holiday (16 points, 7 assists) and Jevon Carter (18 points), to name a few…
✅ Bojan Bogdanovic. The visual impression was, of course, collectively terrible, but it was still impossible not to highlight the new beautiful performance of the Croatian. He was unstoppable tonight (33 points), finishing as the game’s leading scorer, making baskets from start to finish with bewildering ease (11/15, including 6/7, 3-pointers and 5/5). It’s clear that with this kind of performance, he’s not going to drop down the ranks in the NBA and will force his leaders to keep him out of the top. trade deadline…
⛔ Detroit Defense. You only have to look at the stats to see that the Pistons weren’t ineffective offensively (thanks Milwaukee), they played without pressure for a good portion of the evening. But then on defense, what an ugly thing to watch from Dwane Casey’s men … Late in all possessions, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s teammates in the paint couldn’t resist and were regularly penalized behind the 3-point line or behind them when they cut into the circle. , Michigan players “honored” their status as the penultimate NBA defense.
Detroit (12-37) : Brooklyn reception, Thursday to Friday night (01:30).
Milwaukee (30-17) : Denver reception, Wednesday through Thursday night (02:00).