February 7, 2023

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Wizards 123-113: Antitokonmo sets his legendary career high with 55 points

Amazing stuff from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored a new career record (55 points) leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a home victory (123-113) over the Washington Wizards. A mythical manifestation of the Greek freak who tore the Proteusians apart.

two nights ago They were defeated at home, but they did not have Holiday and Middleton and Antitokonmo. This time the Bucks had the first two, discouraging the Wizards (123-113) before catching the plane to Toronto where they will take on the Raptors tonight (02:30).

Milwaukee’s team went 24-13 (16-4 home and 8-9 away), with Giannis Antikonmo to write A career high score of 55 points in appearance 763 in NBA. The Greek visitor cut through the competition in sensational fashion, charging the Washington defense like a train with broken brakes, making shots, creating shots for those around him and missing the triple-double at… points. This is of little importance, since the three matches in a row with more than 40 points are equal to the club record, and since this achievement was combined with the victory, Giannis thinks about the next task.

Brook Lopez (21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 blocks in 28 minutes) was awesome Bobby Portez scored another double-double (17 points, 13 rebounds) on his way to winning sixth MVP honors After that, the Bucks didn’t have anyone Another in good condition. Jrue Holiday has overcome an illness that has plagued him for several days but has played 19 minutes to shoot two shots and the Bucks are hoping to get Khris Middleton back as soon as possible, who missed his ninth straight game with right-sided knee discomfort.

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The Wizards (10-7 at home and 7-15 away) fell to 17-22, which saw Bradley Bell return to the lineup but he left in the first half with a hamstring injury. Kuzma and Porzingis combined for 42 points on 17 of 41, and the Subs helped, but Washington left Fiserv 1-1 with the top ten in the East on their minds to qualify for the Play-In tournament.

The next opponent for the Milwaukee Bucks is the Raptors (12th in the East with 16-21) in Toronto, in a few hours, Thursday morning at 02:30.

Antetokounmpo account

The first period was… awesome, with 10 points (4/6 two throws, 2/2 field goals) and determination, but also three turnovers in 8:53. In the second, he was a wizard, in every sense of the word, while those around him were hitting three-pointers, many of them in very poor conditions, finishing near the basket to write 24/6/3 at the end of the first half.

In the third game he didn’t hit the brakes, he likes the third game, in the fourth game (19 points) when everyone started to crouch he also took a lot of stages, Benendara caught an error on goal that Mike Bodenholzer won a challenge, immediately set a new career record and then He dazzled the audience at the Fiserv Forum with an amazing performance that will be remembered for a long time.

55 points
20/30 2 points
0/3 three throws
15/16 rounds
10 rebounds
7 assists
2 steals
5 errors
3 errors
14 earned fouls
+25 to +/-
48.1 osg%
At 36:34

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66-60 points at bat, 20-15 upset points, 33-44 substitute points, 16-16 foul points, 21-13 second chance points (offensive rebound), five draws, five key changes and 17,341 spectators.

Race

With Carter, Allen, Connaughton, Antetokounmo, and Lopez in the starting lineup (and with Holiday on the bench), the Bucks were once again in a listless state. They were 2/7 shooting in the first quarter, before Giannis turned up the heat on defense and Holiday entered the game in the 8th minute to help make it 25-21. By the end of the period, Milwaukee had hit 13 two-pointers and 13 three-pointers, shooting 30.8% from the field, but still held the lead against Washington, who committed only one error in twelve minutes.

With Antetokounmpo on the ground and Connaughton trying to find a rhythm, the Bucks rallied +10 (44-34) before the halfway point of the second half. Once again, however, they lacked consistency in their play and as a result the Wizards responded with a 2-15 to over. At that point, Grayson Allen hit four times within a minute to initiate one layup and start his team to a 15-0 lead which resulted in a 61-49 halftime lead.

The Wizards entered the second half without Bradley Beal, who was dealing with a hamstring injury, but the Bucks didn’t take a chance. They found iron in three open three-pointers, as a result of which the difference remained low (69-61 in the 28th minute) when Antetokounmpo … the well-known hit his favorite third inning and reached 36 (!) In the middle of it.

The fourth quarter opened with a lead of five (90-85), before Kuzma and Gafford cut it to two (95-93) and gave both teams a fresh start. Antetokounmpo hit his third consecutive 40-pointer early in the period, Connaughton hit his third three-pointer to make it 104-95 and Giannis 3-pointer with 3:27 left before scoring a career-high with a new error on field goal to his incredible apotheosis from the audience.

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the dodecalepta: 32-28, 61-49, 90-85, 123-113

Bucks Milwaukee (Mike Budenholzer): Connaughton 11 (3/9 3 shots, 2 rebounds, 2 assists), Giannis Antetokounmpo 55 (20/30 2 shots, 0/3 3 shots, 15/16 shots, 10 rebounds, 7 assists ), 2 steals, 5 fumbles, 3 fouls at 36:34), Lopez 21 (9/11 2-pointers, 1/2 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 6 blocks), Allen 3 (1/7 3-pointers ), Carter, Portis 17 (5/7 2-pointers, 2/6 3-pointers, 1/1 shooting, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals), Beauchamp 4, English 6 (2 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 4 assists), Holiday 6 (2/8 shooting, 1 rebound)

Washington Wizards (Wes Unseld): Kuzma 20 (10/22 2-pointers, 0/6 3-pointers, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks), Porzingis 22 (5/8 2-pointers, 2/5 3-pointers, 6/6 Shoots, 9 rebounds, 4 assists), Gafford 11 (12 rebounds, 2 assists), Bell 8 (3/7 shooting, 4 assists, 2 steals), Morris 8 (1 3-pointer, 8 rebounds, 6 assists ), Hachimura 12 (3/3 3 pointers, 3 rebounds, 2 assists), Abdia 12 (4 rebounds, 3 assists), Wright 4 (1/6 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals), Kispert 12(2), Burton, Goodwin 2, Carey, Jill 2

Milwaukee Bucks stats: 37/60 2 pointers, 11/40 3 pointers, 16/17 shooting, 57 rebounds, 27 assists, 8 steals, 6 blocks, 12 turnovers, 14 fumbles

Washington Wizards stats: 34/70 2 made, 8/27 3 made, 21/23 blocked shots, 53 rebounds, 27 assists, 9 steals, 4 blocks, 10 turnovers, 16 fumbles