The Chicago Bulls offered little resistance in Game 5, and the Milwaukee Bucks reached the Eastern Conference semifinals. On Wednesday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his buds went 116 to 100 in Milwaukee, closing out a best of seven streak at 4 to 1. The Greek star scored 33 points in 30 minutes. The next challenge is against the Boston Celtics, who swept the Brooklyn Nets.
Bulls play with a number of major embezzlement. Zach Lavigne got into the covid protocols. Alex Caruso, On Concussion Protocols. Lonzo Ball was unavailable in the playoffs due to a knee injury. DeMar DeRozan finished the season with only 11 points and 7 assists. Nikola Vucevic collaborated with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Patrick Williams was the team’s top scorer with 23.
Giannis Antikonmo takes the lead – Photo: Jeff Hansch-USA Today Sports
After fighting for the lead in the East with the Miami Heat for most of the regular season, Chicago have been a disappointment in a row, with only 7 wins and 15 losses in their last 22 games. The team finished sixth and had to face the Bucks for third. He even won the series’ second duel, in Milwaukee, but he wasn’t as strong when the series arrived in Chicago. He lost the next two and was canceled at Wednesday’s meeting.
On the other hand, the defending champion has 8 wins and 8 unbeaten matches that could end the playoff series under Mike Budenholzer as coach. Decision making will be tested again against the Celtics. The opponent has the advantage of leading the court, having finished the regular season in second place in the East. Khris Middleton missed the last three games of the series against the Bulls, due to a knee injury, but is expected to return to training in the coming days.
Giannis Antikonmo (33 points, 9 reps)
Pat Connaughton (20 points, 6 baskets of three)
Bobby Portez (14 points, 17 reis)
Grayson Allen (13 points, 5 reps)
Brooke Lopez (12 points, 5 reps)
Junior Holiday (10 pt, 5 res, 9 pts)
Patrick Williams (23 points, 4 baskets of three)
Nikola Vucevic (19 points, 16 res, 6 sets)
Cuban White (17 penny, 4 cups, 4 baskets of three)
DeMar DeRozan (11 points, 7 points, 3 steals)
Derek Jones Jr. regrets elimination – Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Points resulting from transformations
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Nikola Vucevic tries to play against Giannis Antetokonmo – Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images
Second Chance Points
10 . dollars
7 . bulls
43/87 bucks (49.4%)
Bulls 39/92 (42.4%)
14/36 bucks (38.9%)
Bulls 15/52 (28.8%)
16/20 bucks (80%)
Bulls 7/11 (63.6%)
Scoring chart – Photo: NBA
First Period – $34 to 18Giannis set the tone since the start of the match, with 15 points and 6 rebounds in the first half. Bucks hit 13 of 21 rounds from the field. Bulls made less than a third of them (7 out of 23). With several absences, Patrick Williams tried to do the work in attack and scored 8 points, but DeRozan and Vucevic left zero.
Period Two – $26 to $24: Giannis added 8 points in the split for a total of 23, but no other Milwaukee player ever hit double digits in the first half. The Bulls stopped the bleeding on defense and improved the attack led by Kobe White by 8 points, for a total of 11 points. Score from 60 to 42 at rest.
Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates and thanks victory – Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images
Third Period – $31 to $26: Milwaukee managed to achieve the result in a duel without much physical disagreement and without much resistance from Chicago. Giannis scored another 9 points for a total of 32. Portez scored 10 with 13 rebounds. On the flip side, DeRozan had no more than 7 points. He scores from 91 to 68.
Fourth period – bulls 32 to 25: With the game already set, the defending champions have played a few minutes into the last period. The Bulls’ season ended on a somber note for those who fought for the East for much of the regular season. On the flip side, the hope of repeating last year’s title is more than just a hope alive.
Game 1 (17/04) – 93 bucks x 86 bulls
Game 2 (20/04) – $110 x 114 bulls
Game 3 (04/22) – Bulls 81 x 111 dollars
Game 4 (04/24) – Bulls 95 x $119
Game 5 (27/04) – 116 bucks x 100 bulls
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