February 5, 2023

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$96-105: Unrecognizable Milwaukee takes double major in Charlotte

An important away win for the Milwaukee Bucks, who went without Holiday, Middleton, Antetokounmpo to Charlotte to beat the Hornets (105-96) with leading scorer Bobby Portis and Rock on defense Brook Lopez.

They both had to play early on Saturday (3/12) and had to play early on Sunday (4/12) too. They did not have LaMelo Ball, Dennis Smith, and Gordon Hayward. then on They didn’t have Jrue Holiday, Marjon Beauchamp, Joe Ingles, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Serge Ibaka. The Hornets and Bucks both felt they were on their way to success, as Milwaukee cruised to victory (105-96) on a night that saw smiles and tests, but will be forgotten very quickly.

The Stags went 16-6 (11-3 at home and 5-3 away), as Bobby Portis led the scoring, Jordan Nora followed suit and Brook Lopez again did things and miracles on defense, with his seventh season. blocks him. Enough was played by Thanasis, who fought his way and was awarded a technical penalty at the end of the third period when he stole the ball from Thierry Rosier and celebrated wildly.

The Hornets are down to 7-16 (4-7 at home and 3-9), who have lost a significant amount of ground in the East. PJ Washington didn’t score though he did hit 13 shots, Terry Rozier and Jaylen McDaniels were the most consistent, on a night they want to forget in Charlotte. Steve Clifford’s team doesn’t play good basketball, go on without their star player and won’t see them enter the Play-In tournament discussion. As for the top six, it goes without saying that he doesn’t have enough talent even if Paul and Hayward are healthy.

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52-46 points at bat, 12-8 points in surprise, 16-33 points off the bench, 31-11 points from opponent fouls (21 from Bucks), 11-16 points from second chances (offensive rebounds).

The Bucks’ next opponent is the Orlando Magic, in the early hours of Tuesday (6/12 at 02:00) at the Amway Center in Florida.


With Portis enjoying the moment and scoring in bursts, the Bucks were very competitive early in the game (16-20 in 9). They closed out the first period at +6 (24-30) thanks to a 3-pointer by Lopez who already had three blocks, and the Hornets saw the count go 9/24 in shooting (37.5%) and only three assists, a sign of no creation with Rozier on. ace.

A 24-35 touchdown early in the second half and five Lopez blocks in 12 minutes brought smiles off the Bucks bench, with Nora also scoring with impressive efficiency to make it 35-47 midway through the twelve minutes. In the first half (45-56) Milwaukee had 13 rebounds, ten more assists, but also 12 errors, of which the Hornets scored 19 points. Oubre and Washington combined to shoot 1/15th and Rozier was scuttled by everyone and everything in what seemed like a huge chore for the hosts.

The Hornets went in with an eight-point run by McDaniels in the second half to cut it to three points (53-56), but Allen Lopez’s three-pointers kept the Bucks ahead (57-64) while Uber also began to find his hand. Thanasis stole the ball from Rosier at the end of the third period, kicked it to the ground in celebration, and was awarded a technical penalty, and it was the most beautiful stage in the entire match, as the Hornets pulled away with a lead of 84-74.

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Bodenholzer hit Portis to start the fourth while pulling Clifford Rozier to the bench. Bucks went to +13 (78-91), eight minutes before the final, they did not decide the game, but with a goal miss from Lopez (89-98 in the 45th minute) they kept the Hornets at a safe distance and defeated them without problems.

the dodecalepta: 24-30, 45-56, 73-84, 96-105

Charlotte Hornets (Steve Clifford): Washington (0/13 shooting, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks in 32:44), McDaniels 21 (6/10 2 shots, 2/5 3 shots, 3/4 blocked shots, 5 rebounds, 2 assists), Plumley 13 (6/9 2-pointers, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals), Ober 20 (4/14 shots, 11/12 shots), Rozier 26 (9/14 2-pointers, 1 7/3 3-pointers, 5/5 shooting, 5 rebounds, 4 assists), Maledon 5 (1), Richards 9 (5 rebounds), McGowens 2, Jones 2

Bucks Milwaukee (Mike Bodenholzer): Nora 17 (5/7 2 shots, 2/4 3 shots, 1/3 shots, 4 rebounds), Portis 20 (8 rebounds, 7 assists), Lopez 14 (3/5 3 shots., 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 blocks), Allen 7 (1 3-pointers, 5 rebounds), Carter 14 (1 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals), Thanasis Antetokounmpo 2 (1/2 2- Pointer, 3 rebounds, 1 block at 17:35), Green 8 (2/2 3-pointers, 2/2 shots, 3 rebounds) Hill 8 (5 assists), Connaughton 9 (1 3-pointer, 5 rebounds ), Mamoukelashvili 6 (1 3-pointer, 7 rebounds)

Charlotte Hornets stats: 29/63 2 made, 5/24 3 made, 23/26 blocked shots, 49 rebounds, 15 assists, 9 steals, 4 blocks, 14 turnovers, 19 fouls

Milwaukee Bucks stats: 27/52 2 made, 12/32 3 made, 15/19 blocked shots, 56 rebounds, 24 assists, 5 steals, 8 blocks, 21 turnovers, 17 fumbles