Bucks sink Pelicans behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 50 points!
For the first home game of the four-game series, the Bucks didn’t come close against the Pelicans in the middle of the crunch (135-110). Giannis Antetokounmpo (50 points, 13 rebounds) crushed the New Orleans team, which lost for the eighth time in a row!
Without CJ McCollum or Brandon Ingram from the start (and still without Zion Williamson), the Pelicans immediately suffered the wrath of Giannis and the Bucks, who started on a 17-4 run! Back to -4 in the second quarter, NOLA’s men would go on a streak before halftime…and never come back.
In rhythm, Milwaukee logically wins its fourth straight victory behind a spectacular offensive performance from the two-time MVP, as well as 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists from Jrue Holiday and 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks from his loyal player Brook Lopez. lieutenants.
Conversely, New Orleans certainly has seven players with 10 or more points, including 18 points, 6 assists or 16, including Trey Murphy and Jonas Valanciunas, but the Pelicans continue their black streak.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
— A new tip from Giannis. Giannis Antetokounmpo, on his feet from the start, looked determined to score tonight. He only had to see his opponents outscored in the first quarter, during which he would score 18 points (8/10 shooting)! Already with 29 points and 11 rebounds at halftime, the “Greek Freak” will logically go into his 10th game of the season with 40 or more points, and with 15 points in the final quarter, he will reach 50! A very good 3/4 on 20/26 shooting, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally gave up some points on shots (7/12), but what a return! He is 5 points shy of the record he set against Washington this month. “He made it easy all night, played very efficiently and dominantly”reacted Chris Middleton. “He is unstoppable. He’s playing like an MVP again. We need him at that level every night and he knows it. »
— Pelicans are still on the loose. It’s now eight losses in a row. And begins to do for NOLA! Well-placed, in the middle of the Western Conference peloton, the Pelicans are currently in free fall with their always-full hospital. New Orleans, without its top three scorers, Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram, certainly showed its character by coming back from a fifteen-point deficit in the second quarter, with no less than seven players scoring ten points or more, but , for a long time, they could not compete on equal terms against the title claim. “I liked our teas” Willie Green noted. “We fought well, but we didn’t have the strength to win. »
✅ Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who went 8-of-9 shooting to start the game and then went on a 12-point streak late in the game, just managed a mammoth 50 points, plus 13 rebounds and 4 assists. 3/4 from 3-point range, including an excellent 20-of-26 shooting.
✅ Jrue Holiday. Aside from going 1/7 from 3-point range, Jrue Holiday still had a boss game tonight with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, all in control and on the basics. That said, his awkwardness from long range has become a concern of late: 6/24 in his last five games.
⛔ ✅ Jose Alvarado. NOLA’s pitching was down a bit (4/12 overall), but Jose Alvarado was simply his team’s best player with 18 points and 6 assists since the top five. He reignited the flame in the second quarter with his energy and batting quality, but was very lonely afterwards…
⛔ Nnaji Marshall. With 8 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds, Marshall was active and willing. Unfortunately, that was very fair for the starting winger, especially as he went 4/15 on shots, including 0/5 behind the arc.
Milwaukee (33-17) : Hosting the Hornets on Tuesday.
New Orleans (26-25) : travel to Denver this game for the penultimate leg of the current “road trip”.