February 6, 2023

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Bucks – Lakers 129-133: Antetokounmpo bent on epic dunk by stunning LeBron James

An epic battle took place at Fiserv Forum, as the Lakers took out a huge win over the Bucks (133-129) in Khris Middleton’s season debut. Giannis Antetokounmo had 40, LeBron James – Anthony Davis had 72.

The evening event was not his first meeting this year Giannis Antikonmo by LeBron James. Unbelievable but true. Tonight’s event was Khris Middleton’s 2022/23 debut as the Bucks were elated into the wee hours of Saturday (3/12), but even happier to be in the final for those who watched this EPIC match down to the pro details. From the Los Angeles team that emerged victorious (133-129) from the Fiserv Forum.

Greek Freak did it all (40 points, 16/20 2 shots, 8/11 shooting, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 35 minutes), Jrue Holiday was great too (28 points, 5/8 2 shots, 6 (3 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists), Bobby Portez recorded another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds at 21:31, but something was missing from Milwaukee, and that was first-half toughness. The Bucks fell to 15-6 (11-3 at home and 4-3 away), with Khris Middleton (17 points, 6/11 shooting, 7 assists, zero errors) in the 27 earned minutes. His first appearance after the first round of qualifying last year.

The stunning Lakers (6-6 at home and 3-6 away) went 9-12, which saw Anthony Davis play likeā€¦ 3 pointers, 6/7 shooting, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks in 40 minutes) and LeBron James followed it up with a great performance in the second half (27 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals, no fouls in 37 minutes). King James passed Magic Johnson to become the sixth-leading scorer in league history, with Russell Westbrook doing an outstanding job (15 points, 11 assists, zero errors in 28:34) and proving himself the catalyst thanks to an amazing buzz play towards the end of the game.

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The next opponent for the Milwaukee Bucks is the Charlotte Hornets, early Sunday morning (01:00), once again at the Fiserv Forum.

Antetokounmpo account

Everyone was waiting for Chris Middleton’s debut, and the truth is, the one who waited the most was the Greek upstart. In the first half he was limited to 11 points, in the second half he scored 29 points to finish the game with 40 points, he had magic moments, he had phases where the Lakers couldn’t do anything to stop him and overall he was great. . This time the opponent was superior, fitter and proved more motivated than the Bucks as a team.

40 points
28 points at bat
8 points for surprise
16/20 2 points
0/3 three throws
8/11 shots
7 rebounds
5 assists
1 block
4 errors
2 errors
8 earned fouls
+2 to +/-
37.1 osg%
at 35:05

54-70 points at bat, 14-12 points on surprise, 23-31 points off the bench, 14-4 points from opponent errors (the Bucks scored 14 points from four Lakers errors), 14-14 points from a second chance (offensive rebound) 53.2% shot by the home team and 53.6% by the visitors.


With Holiday, Middleton, and Lopez talking early on defense and offense, the Bucks took a 7-1 lead in the second minute, but the Lakers were really locked in and with a score of 5-14 took the lead in the fifth minute. Beverley gave that a little extra, Davis was decisive, but a first time-out to Budenholzer led to an impressively quick 10-2 for the hosts to take the lead again (22-17 in 7). Westbrook’s entrance made the guests very creative, but again the first twelve minutes were balanced until their end (31-33).

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The rise of James and the continued creation of Westbrook gave the Lakers a seven-point lead in the 15th minute (34-41), which saw the Bucks on another field. Disjointed, ineffective on both sides of the floor, even confused. Easy mistakes, and poor communication in defense and attack, but they did not pay a heavy price because Hamm players did not build much of a difference. 51-61 at 21 minutes beat Milwaukee, in the first half (58-66) found the Lakers with two errors and 12 more points at bat. and Davis, with 23 points, from 11 baskets, all contenders.

The Bucks tried to show a different face early in the second half to get the crowd into the game, but LeBron and Davis wouldn’t let them take the lead. Hamm called a timeout with the score 71-73, Holiday in the shot from the perimeter and the game became … a rodeo midway through the third inning. Lonnie Walker made big saves for the Lakers, Portis did the same to close the deficit at the end of 12 minutes and Giannis returned for the final stages of direct attack and write 97-101.

Middleton’s three-pointer (106-107) ignited the crowd at 9:45, before falling at the feet of the feared LeBron. However, James remained in the match and maintained, with Davis, the Lakers’ lead (108-112 in the 40th minute), before Antitokonmo caught fire in defense and attack, and with Lopez led the match to 114-114 in the middle of the fourth period. a fourth. a period. A frenzy ensued, with Davis and James scoring twice in a row to make it 125-128 in the 45th minute and the game on the brink of Moose. Budenholzer called a timeout at 21.4″ down with a triple, sending the ball to Allen, but this time he found an iron before Holiday did the same after Westbrook missed both shots.

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the dodecalepta: 31-33, 58-66, 97-101, 129-133

Bucks Milwaukee (Mike Bodenholzer): Middleton 17 (3/7 2 shots, 3/4 3 shots, 2/2 shots, 2 rebounds, 7 assists), Antetokounmpo 40 (16/20 2 shots, 0/3 3 shots, 8/ 11 shots, 7 rebounds, 5 assists), Lopez 13 (3/5 3-pointers, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks), Allen 8 (2 3-pointers, 5 rebounds), Holiday 28 (5/8 2-pointers, 6/12 3 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists), Carter, Portis 15 (7/13 shooting, 10 rebounds, 2 assists), Connaughton 8 (2/7 three-pointers), Hill, Matthews

Los Angeles Lakers (Darwin Hamm): Walker 14 (2), James 28 (9/21 2-pointers, 3/6 3-pointers, 1/2 shooting, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals), Davis 44 (16/24 2) – points, 2/3 3-pointers, 6/7 shots, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks), Brown 9 (1), Beverly 7 (1), Westbrook 15 (6/9 2-point, 3/7 (Shots, 7 rebounds, 11 assists), Reeves 7 (1), Gabriel 5 (1), Nunn, Bryant 4

Milwaukee Bucks stats: 23/51 2-pointers, 17/43 3-pointers, 12/15 shots, 46 rebounds, 29 assists, 2 steals, 10 turnovers, 18 fouls

Los Angeles Lakers stats: 41/71 2 made, 11/26 3 made, 18/24 blocked shots, 52 rebounds, 32 assists, 6 steals, 4 blocks, 4 turnovers, 16 fumbles