Bulls 86-93 Bucks: Unnecessary suffering, but win for Bucks in Game 1 of series against Bulls

THe’s the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks Larry O’Brien’s Defense Cup playoffs began with an overtime lead that blew up a 16-point lead, but came back from behind to score a 93-86 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against Chicago Bulls Sunday night.

With 5:03 minutes left to play, the Bucks were surprisingly losing to a team they had completely dominated in the recent past, but by three pointers. Junior Holiday It gave them a lead they would never give up as part of an eight-point run without an answer at the bell.

Milwaukee’s complete domination of Chicago

Milwaukee has won all four of its regular season games against Chicago and with that victory it has now won 17 of the last 18 matchesthe only loss occurred at the end of last season, with the eventual champions resting all the starters for those unforgettable playoffs that brought them back the NBA championship after half a century of fasting.

The Bucks record leader was the usual Greek Giannis Antikonmowho had a triple-double produced 27 points and 16 rebounds which ended up being key to Milwaukee’s victory.

Other Bucks players who scored in double digits were Brooke Lopez With 18 points, Holiday, who added 15, khris middleton who contributed 11 points and Bobby Portez Who scored 10 points.

Bad insult to bulls

For Chicago’s losing cause, attack waned, averaging 32.3% of the field and making the Champions’ defense look poor. He was the leading scorer Nikola Vucevic With 24 points and 17 rebounds, Demar DeRozan And Zach Lavigne With a score of 18 points and Cody White With a score of 12 points.

What’s next in the series?

The second game in the series and the first to win four games out of seven, will also be played in Milwaukee, next Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.