With Giannis Antetokounmpo having a “full” double-double (36 points, 12 rebounds) and being decisive in the final minutes, the Milwaukee Bucks passed Brooklyn, beating the Nets of “45” Cam Thomas with 129-125.
The first victory away from Wisconsin (1-1) was scored by the Milwaukee Bucks who may have struggled against the Brooklyn Nets however in the end they were able to come away with the final victory and improve their record to 4-2.
THE John Antetokounmpo was the big star of the evening. Not only because his statistics “witness” it, but also because in the end he proved to be “clutch” on both sides of the floor. Both by scoring two decisive baskets when the ball “burned” and for two big defenses in the Finney-Smith at 26” with the score at 123-125 in favor of Bucks and to Cam Thomas at 17” with the score at 123-126.
Giannis double double and… seven “double digits”
If nothing else, it was a commanding performance by the Greek superstar who finished the game with a “double double” with 36 points (14/20 2-pointers, 1/7 3-pointers, 5/6 shots) 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal and 3 mistakes in 35 minutes of participation. He was the player who made the difference in the match, having at the same time his important help Damian Lillardwho in turn added another 21 points on 5/15 from the field, 9/10 shooting, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
The match was quite “closed” in its longest duration, with the Bucks to step up in the second half and take control of the match. It should be noted that five other players for his team Milwaukee were “double digit” and more specifically the Chris Middleton (15 p.), Jae Crowder (15 p.), Bobby Portis (11 p.), Cameron Payne (11p.) and Pat Connaughton (10p.) O Adrian Griffin the rotation was quite closed as 10 players competed, while he did not get time to participate Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
On the contrary, Cam Thomas he was amazing with 45 points and 17/33 inside guys but as it turned out in hindsight it wasn’t enough to “break» the Nets the… pomegranate in Brooklyn (0-3 home and 3-4 overall). Excellent match from him as well Michael Bridgeswho finished the game with 31 points on 12/21 shooting.
The twelve minutes: 32-29, 67-63, 94-96, 125-129.