Even without an offensive gloss performance, the Milwaukee Bucks have set a successful start to the play-offs. At the 93:86 against the Chicago Bulls, however, the defending champion was able to rely on his defensive – and on Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Topstar, which is one of the MVP finalists with defending champion Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Liga Topscor Jokic (Philadelphia 76ers), came to 27 points and 16 rebounds on one evening, the bulls dropped late. Lastly, you led at the stand of 78:77.
“We have to win the ugly games,” Jrue Holiday was quoted in US media. “And I feel that this was ugly today.” On Wednesday, his Bucks Chicago receive a second meeting.
Paul turns on the last quarter
Even the Phoenix Suns could not be surprised at the start of the play-off duel with the New Orleans Pelicans. The best preliminary team challenged the guests, who surprisingly won twice in the play-in tournament and the Los Angeles Clippers had switched off with 110: 99.
Chris Paul made everything clear in the last quarter. The soon 37-year-old marked in this phase 19 of his in the end strong 30 points and was allowed to celebrate as a matchwinner. “A classic Chris,” his coach Monty Williams was.
At the Pelicans, CJ McCollum was with 25 meters Topscorer, although he turned only nine his 25 field trials. On Tuesday, both teams meet again in Phoenix.
The other games ran on Sunday : Miami dominates Hawks – Tatum’s great movement to victory