When Giannis Antetokounmpo is right… he crushes you. We are not going to discover the Greek now. We know what it is capable of doing on the floor, but it is still shocking to what extent it can dominate rivals. Last night, hosting Orlando, he signed a new exhibition to his glorious career, one that helped Milwaukee beat 117-108 and achieve three wins for the first time this season.
There were 32 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals in 30 minutes. That is the outrage that he gave away The Greek Freak to his fans. With such a level, it is not surprising that the Bucks came to win by up to 28 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and that is that the Milwaukee organization has a two-time MVP, but also first-rate companions that make it once again a one of the main candidates for the ring. Khris Middleton had 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Grayson Allen went to 16 points, but if someone shone, it was Bobby Portis, who as a starter had an excellent double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds.
Despite the brightness of the Bucks during most of the game, the truth is that Orlando ended up giving a little scare. As we said, at the beginning of the last period they lost by 28 points (99-71), but this did not prevent that two minutes from the end they were only six (107-101) after a favorable partial of 30-8. Portis spoke about it, who understands that they should stay focused until the end.
“I think our team just relaxes and thinks the game is over. Many of these teams play hard until the last second. We have to do a better job of cleaning up the turnovers and making quality shots down the stretch ”, analyzes the inside player.
Orlando: bench reaction
The positive note of the crash for the Magic was seeing how their bench was revealed before the beating they were receiving. In that scenario, RJ Hampton moved wonderfully, who would achieve 19 points with 5 of 9 in triples, in addition to distributing 9 assists. They also collaborated in the final reaction Chuma Okeke with 13 points and 5 rebounds, as well as Mychal Mulder with another 13 points. Jalen Suggs, number 5 in the 2021 draft, was the only titleholder in double scoring figures with 14 points; yes, he did it with a 4 of 15 shooting from the field.
Mosley, among family and friends
For Jamahl Mosley it was a special match. The 43-year-old coach, who makes his NBA debut this year with the Orlando Magic, was born in Milwaukee and spent much of his childhood there. Therefore, it is not surprising that about 20 people attended the Fiserv Forum last night, among family and friends of the coach. “It’s great just being able to see my family and some of my closest friends going back to my old neighborhood,” he says.
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