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Bucks – Mavericks 132-125: Giannis Antetokounmpo sweeps Doncic with 40 points

Bucks – Mavericks 132-125: Giannis Antetokounmpo sweeps Doncic with 40 points

With Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 15 of his 40 points in the final period, the Milwaukee Bucks withstood the Dallas Mavericks to achieve a landslide victory 132-125, even though Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined for 74 points.

When the going gets tough, the tougher keeps going. That’s what the Bucks did when they found themselves leaning on the Mavericks, watching them take complete control of the third period and prepare to crush Fiserv Forum. It was Giannis Antetokounmpo who reignited the spark for Adrian Griffin’s team, and led the way to a 132-125 victory after scoring 15 valuable points in the last twelve minutes.

The Greek Frick finished the game with 40 points (17/23 two-pointers, 1/3 three-pointers, 3/5 shots), 14 rebounds and 7 assists to steal the glory from both Kyrie Irving, who scored 39 points, and Luka Doncic. Who scored 35 points with 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Somehow, the Bucks improved to 9-4 (6-1 at home, 3-3 on the road), while the Mavericks fell to 9-4 (4-1 at home, 5-3 on the road).

Giannis Antetokounmpo account

Giannis Antetokounmpo opened the scoring at Fiserv Forum on a pick-and-roll with Lillard. Just before the two-minute mark, the first great defense came with an imperial block on Derrick Jones.

By the 5th minute, Greek Freak already had 8 points and 3 rebounds, while in the 9’14 that played in the first half, he counted 12 points (6/8 2-pointers), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 foul.

Antetokounmpo finished the first half with 20 points (10/14 2-pointers, 0/1 3-pointers), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 3 steals and 2 fouls, after being on the court for 18 minutes. 36″.

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The third period was not good either for the Greek star, who scored only 5 points, or for the Pax as a whole, who got 18 points from Kyrie Irving and 12 more from Luka Doncic.

Antetokounmpo added 9 more points from 36 to 42, hitting his first three-pointer of the game. But he did not stop there, but reached 15 points in the last period, scoring the big victory for Elafia.

  • 40 points
  • 17/23 two throws
  • 1/3 three points
  • 3/5 shots
  • 14 rebounds
  • 7 assists
  • 2 steals
  • 1 block
  • 3 errors
  • 3 errors
  • -7 to +-
  • At 37’51”

Race

As expected, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic did most of the offense early. The Greek stranger had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 turnovers in the first half, while the Slovenian goalkeeper scored 17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 fouls.

The lead changed ten times during those 24 minutes, while the two teams tied five times. The Bucks eventually went into the locker room leading by one basket (60-58, 24′), while at one point they led +11 (55-44, 18’20”).

After returning from the break, Dallas scored a series of 13 unanswered points (60-71), but Milwaukee, which found solutions in attack and from other key players in the maneuver alongside Giannis, came close to breathing again (81-83). Kyrie Irving fired up for good and scored 18 points in the third quarter to give his team a 9-point lead (89-98, 36) heading into the fourth quarter.

Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t said his final word yet. With 13 points, the Bucks were able to take their first lead after the break, finding themselves within 114-113 with 5:06 to go. With 6 points from Damian Lillard, 2 from Brook Lopez and 2 from Brook Lopez. A 3-pointer by Pat Connaughton, the Stags pulled away 125-117 with 2’54” to go. Dallas was down -2 (127-125) with 1’26” remaining in the final game, but Pat Connaughton and Giannis Antetokounmpo gave them the gift with two 3-pointers and a jump shot, respectively.

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Dodecalypta: 33-34, 60-58, 89-98, 132-125

Milwaukee Bucks (Adrian Griffin): Jackson, Giannis Antetokounmpo 40 (17/23 2 shots, 1/3 3 points, 3/5 steals, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 3 turnovers, 3 foul shots), Lopez 12 (1/6 threes), Beasley 7 (1/6 threes, 7 rebounds), Lillard 27 (4/11 threes, 12 assists), Portis 11 (1/2 threes, 7 rebounds), Connaughton 16 (4 / 9 three-pointers, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Payne 11 (3), Green 8 (2)

Dallas Mavericks (Jason Kidd): Jones, Williams 14 (4/10 3-pointers, 7 rebounds), Lively 6 (10 rebounds), Irving 39 (13/19 2-pointers, 3/10 3-pointers, 4/4 shots). 4 rebounds, 6 assists), Doncic 35 (11/17 2-pointers, 4/9 3-pointers, 1/4 shots, 9 rebounds, 9 assists), Green 3 (1), Harday 17 (4/10 3-) . Pointers), Powell 3, Exum 6, Curry 2

Milwaukee Bucks team statistics: 32/49 2-pointers, 17/45 3-pointers, 17/20 shots, 48 ​​rebounds, 29 assists, 8 steals, 3 blocks, 5 turnovers, 16 fouls

Dallas Mavericks statistics: 35/56 2-pointers, 16/47 3-pointers, 7/10 shooting, 55 rebounds, 27 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 12 turnovers, 17 fouls