The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 101-89 in the start of their series in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
Sharjah 24 – Asaad Khalil:
Last season’s champion Milwaukee Bucks returned from the Boston Celtics with a 101-89 victory at the start of their series in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, thanks to Greek Yannis Antetokounmpo, and the Golden State followed suit with its victorious return from the Memphis Grizzlies with a hard 117 -116.
After he finished the regular season in the eastern region, the Celtics were Yemeni in taking advantage of the ground workers and the public during the playoffs, but on Sunday they lost this advantage after they were unable to stop the title holder and his Greek star, who achieved three double numbers, “Triple Double”. He scored 24 points with 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
The Greek played a role in 55 of the 87 points scored by his team during his presence on the field, whether it was points or a pass, compensating for his difficult start in the match, as he suffered an intense defense against him, which caused him to lose the ball three times in the first five minutes.
But then he managed to enter the atmosphere of the match and lead his team, which is missing Chris Middleton with a left knee injury, to a good start for the series that remains Tuesday in Boston to play the second match out of seven possible.
Gro Holiday also played a key role in this win by scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, while Bobby Portes contributed 15 points with 11 rebounds in a meeting that the Bucks ended his first quarter by scoring 10 points without a response to the hosts, allowing him to advance 27-24.
The scenario was repeated at the end of the second quarter, where the guests scored 11 points against only 3 for Celtics, so that Yannis and his companions entered the second half, leading 56-46 thanks to 14 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Antetokounmpo.
Despite his attempt to seize the initiative in the third quarter, which ended in his favor 24-22, the Celtics were unable to keep up with the guests despite the efforts of Jason Tatum “21 points with 6 rebounds and the same as assists” and both Al Horford “12 with 10 rebounds” and Jalen Brown “12 with 9 Follow-ups and 4 assists, and ended up falling in front of his fans.
The Celtics must be more efficient in his attempts on the Bucks basket if he wants to match the title holder, after he succeeded on Sunday in only 28 of his 84 attempts, with a success rate of only 33.3%.
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