Milwaukee and Golden State qualified for the next round of the NBA play-offs on Wednesday (April 27th), winning both of their first-round series with four wins to one. Here’s what you need to remember from the night of the play-off.
Game: Milwaukee crosses Chicago
Chicago was in bad shape and did not create the surprise on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks, the reigning champions, dominated Chicago from start to finish (116-100) at home. From the first period, The Bucks widened the gap and rose (60-42) beating Chicago in both their attacking and defensive qualities.
Although the second half was more balanced, the Bucks took the point home, especially thanks to their Greek giants Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 33 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in just 30 minutes. Qualifying for the Eastern Conference semifinals, Milwaukee will face the Boston Celtics who beat the Brooklyn Nets (4 wins to 0) in the first round of the playoffs.
With their victory tonight the Bucks advance to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference! #FrikëDrerit
BUCKS vs. GAME 1 of the CELTICS: The Sun. 13:00 / and on ABC pic.twitter.com/M7PCU3Wkpl
– NBA (@NBA) April 28, 2022
Failure: bitter end of season for Chicago
The end of the Chicago season would have been brutal, no doubt a bitter taste for the Bulls. While Chicago had had a good first part of the season, which hinted at a good result, the Bulls got in their way.
Bulls, victims of physical problems and a collective drop in speed as well playoffs, let the results slide (14 losses in the last 20 games). Thus, as of 2015, the Bulls block in the first round of the play-offs.
– Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 28, 2022
Player: Stephen Curry leads Golden State to the top
Denver had still done what it needed to do in the first three quarters, but he missed the last word. Opposite, Golden State did not lose the boat and won (102-98), worn byits leader Stephen Curry, decisive at the end of the gameand author of 30 points (5 assists, 5 rebounds) in front of his audience.
Curry scored 20 of his 30 points after the break, including eleven on time of money to validate the Western Conference semifinal ticket. The leader of The fighters won the duel with the Serb Nikola Jokic, also the author of 30 points (19 rebounds, 8 assists), but who had no support to finish. Golden State will challenge the winner of the series between Memphis and Minnesota, in which the Grizzlies currently lead three wins with two.
30 PTS | 5 REB | 5 AST
– Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 28, 2022