February 6, 2023

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Hornets 109-138: A nightmare for Antitokonmo and Milwaukee against the worst team in the East

The Charlotte Hornets posted their first NBA record and record performance at the end of the first half to crush the Milwaukee Bucks (138-109) and force Giannis Antetokounmo into one of the worst performances of his career.

Dollars are not in a good mood. And the fact that they beat the Wizards and Raptors wasn’t because they did really good/well, but In Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career record And the In survival instinct speaking in toronto. Milwaukee took on the Charlotte Hornets in the wee hours of Saturday (7/1), the organization with the worst record in the Eastern Conference, has had a meltdown (109-138) and is starting to worry about its image, which is not good at all.

Elafia fell to 25-14 (16-5 at home and 9-9 away), and has eight negative results in its last 14 games. the Antitokonmo Single-digit points held for the first time since December 29, 2020 and single-digit points in a loss for the first time since December 22, 2018, with no assists for the first time in nearly two years since February 8, 2021. Holiday, Allen both failed However, Connaughton-Lopez failed to meet their standards, only Bobby Portez played highly motivated and scored another double-double (19 points – 12 rebounds), which they will try to forget. This game as soon as possible to move forward as their schedule is hard.

The Hornets, on the other hand, improved to 11-29 (5-14 home and 6-15 away) with a dominant performance at the Fiserv Forum, making 20 three-pointers and 32 assists on just five turnovers in 48 minutes. They tied the record in its history NBA With 51 first-half points, they set a regulation record with 84 first-half points, all with Gordon Hayward-Kelly Ober out. LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Mason Plumlee played great basketball and the Charlotte team proved once again that in modern basketball, in the most competitive period in the history of the sport, everyone is ahead of everyone else.

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The next opponent for the Milwaukee Bucks is the New York Knicks, in the early hours of Tuesday (10/1) at 02:30.

Antetokounmpo account

He didn’t find a rhythm in the first half because the Bucks defense wasn’t working. The Hornets scored hard and quickly put their defense up, with Giannis making a basket in the first half and looking frustrated. Not much to say about his night, he didn’t score, didn’t find lanes, didn’t find rebounds, and finished without an assist for the first time in two years. Bad night for the entire team who have a four-game away week ahead of the Knicks, Hawks and Heat x2.

9 points
2/5 2 points
0/2 three throws
5/11 shots
4 rebounds
3 errors
2 errors
8 earned fouls
-21 to +/-
28.2 osg%
At 21:58

22-54 points at bat, 8-10 points in surprise, 62-24 points off the bench, 1-35 (!!!) points from opponent fouls, 11-24 points from second chances (offensive rebounds), 41.7% both shot Two teams with three-pointers, both got 20/48, but the difference in fouls (6-18) was the whole game.

Race

With LaMelo entering the game with six points, two assists and a steal, the Hornets built an early eight-point lead (14-6) going into the fourth minute. Budenholzer called a timeout, 11-25 in the fifth minute upset the home team, Rozier took over and the home defense wasn’t on Rozier, Ball, or even Plumlee. 17-45 in 10 minutes upset the Bucks coach, who watched his opponents shoot 18 of 26 and 13 passes without error before a shocking and utterly deafening 28-51 period.

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Both teams had 10 accurate three-pointers in the 14th minute, but the Gazelles lost by 23 (37-60). The Hornets were leading big, and the situation was dire for the Bucks, and a 47-75 run midway through the second looked like a dream for a Charlotte team that reached 18 assists without wasting a possession. In the first half (60-84) Rozier had 25, Ball 19, Plumley 8/10/5 and Antitokonmo six points on 1/4 two throws and 4/9, no assists, steals or blocks at 15:28. Dollars dropped by 24 and made 13 three-pointers. Paranoia…

The situation has not changed at the beginning of the second part. The Hornets kept their lead over 20, got 100 with five minutes left in the third quarter and entered the fourth with a +25 lead. As hard as the Bucks tried, they couldn’t consistently play both ends of the floor. As much as they said they should make it hard/stop Rozier, he was breaking them in every possible and improbable way. This is why the fourth 12 minutes had a procedural feel, as Budenholzer pressed for an early surrender and emptying the bench to contemplate the next game.

the dodecalepta: 28-51, 60-84, 87-112, 109-138

Bucks Milwaukee (Mike Bodenholzer): Connaughton 5 (1), Giannis Antetokounmpo 9 (2/5 2-pointers, 0/2 3-pointers, 5/11 shots, 4 rebounds), Lopez 9 (1), Allen 12 (3/4) 3 heads), Holiday 12 (3/5 3-headers, 4 assists), Engels 6 (2), Portis 19 (4/6 2-headers, 3/4 3-pointers, 2/2 snaps, 12 rebounds, 3 assists), Beauchamp 6, Carter 8 (2), Green 13 (3), Hill 5 (1), Noora 3 (1), Matthews, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (0/4 2-pointers, 0/2 3-pointers, 2/4 shots, 4 rebounds)

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Charlotte Hornets (Steve Clifford): McDaniels 11 (3/8 shooting, 5/5 shooting, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Washington 23 (4/4 2 made, 5/10 3 made, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals Steals), Plumley 17 (8/9 2-pointers, 15 rebounds, 6 assists), Rozier 39 (9/14 2-pointers, 6/15 3-pointers, 3/4 shooting, 2 rebounds, 4 assists), Ball 24 (7/13 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 steals), Smith 6, Martin 4, Williams 4, Thor 10 (2 3-pointers, 6 rebounds), Richards, McGowens

Milwaukee Bucks stats: 17/36 2 made, 20/48 3 made, 15/24 blocked shots, 54 rebounds, 22 assists, 5 steals, 4 blocks, 16 turnovers, 18 fumbles

Charlotte Hornets stats: 33/54 2 made, 20/48 3 made, 12/19 blocked shots, 58 rebounds, 32 assists, 11 turnovers, 3 blocks, 5 turnovers, 17 fouls