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Clippers 113-106: A victory for the character, but also a worry for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Clippers 113-106: A victory for the character, but also a worry for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Incredible dash from Lillard – Portis, which knocked the Clippers off the canvas (113-106). Giannis Antetokounmpo did not participate in the competition, as he was injured during the warm-up and was out.

On the night that Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his third game this year and first since January 17, the Bucks defeated the Clippers (113-106) at home, who are still without the injured Russell Westbrook.

The eccentric Greek has Achilles tendonitis in his left foot, which he injured during warmups and has been sidelined as he begins a very difficult road trip with games at the Warriors, Lakers, Clippers and Kings in seven days.

Milwaukee, which didn't even have Khris Middleton, showed character again and went on a stunning 15-0 run to make it 90-96 to 105-96 in the 46th minute to get the result that keeps them on course for second place in the league. Eastern Conference…at 41-21, 2021 champions (25-7 at home and 16-14 on the road), with an epic performance from Damian Lillard-Bobby Portis.

Damm finished with 41 points (8/13 2-pointers, 4/9 3-pointers, 13/13 shooting) in 42 minutes, and Portis scored an improbable double-double (28 points, 16 rebounds) in 30 minutes and along with the lively Patrick Beverley Capping off a bad night for Beasley, Crowder and Lopez scored 14 points on 19/4 shooting.

The Clippers, who ran out of energy in the fourth period, fell to 39-20 (21-8 at home and 18-13 away) in the second part of the two games, while the previous night they had won in Minnesota. Harden and George stopped at 29 points and were very economical, but the same did not happen with Kawhi Leonard, who scored 16 points on 19/6 shooting. There was no one else who could bear it.

34-38 racket points, 6-10 surprise points, 46-22 substitution points, 14-15 opponent foul points, 10-8 second chance points (offensive rebounds) for two sets.

The Bucks' next opponent is the Warriors, in the early hours of Thursday (3/7) at 05:00 San Francisco time on the back of their seventh straight win.

Dodecalypta: 25-35, 48-55, 73-81, 113-106

Milwaukee Bucks (Doc Rivers): Beasley 5 (1/7 3 pts, 4 rebounds, 2 assists), Crowder 3 (1), Lopez 6 (1 3 pts, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks), Beverly 12 (3 ). /7 3 shots, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block), Lillard 41 (8/13 2 shots, 4/9 3-pointers, 13/13 shots, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 turnovers) Portis 28 (10/14 2-pointers, 2/4 3-pointers, 2/2 shooting, 16 rebounds, 2 assists), Connaughton 8 (1), Gallinari 4, Green 6 (2).

Los Angeles Clippers (Tyrone Lue): Leonard 16 (4/11 2-pointers, 2/8 3-pointers, 2/3 steals, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals), George 29 (4/7 2-pointers, 6/10) 3-pointers, 3/7 shots, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, Zubac 6 (11 rebounds, 4 assists), Mann 4, Harden 29 (5/10 3-pointers, 8 assists), Tice 7 (1 3-pointers). , 6 rebounds), Powell 6 (1/6 three-pointers), Kofi 4, Hyland 5 (1)

Milwaukee Bucks team statistics: 22/39 2-pointers, 15/39 3-pointers, 24/28 steals, 50 rebounds, 20 assists, 8 steals, 3 blocks, 11 turnovers, 20 foul shots).

Los Angeles Clippers team statistics: 21/44 2-pointers, 16/40 3-pointers, 16/25 shots, 51 rebounds, 25 assists, 9 steals, 3 blocks, 13 turnovers, 21 fouls