a A great day in the NBA ended with a big surprise Chicago Bulls They returned to their impressive level that made them lead the Eastern Conference in the first half of the season and with a personal high qualifier of 41 points, Demar DeRozan He led his team to a 1-1 draw in the first round of the series against the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks He beat them in Wisconsin 114-110 on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan, Michael Jordan’s style dominant in the playoffs
with the above 41 pointsDeRozan became the fifth player in Bulls history to score at least 40 points in a post-season game and did so to break the dominance of Milwaukee, who had only been defeated by the NBA Kings on two of the last 19 occasions.
Bulls with 24 points and 13 rebounds from Nikola Vucevicplus 20 points from Zach Lavignewho led from the start, scored the first nine points of the match, and led 96-80 with 9:47 minutes to play, thanks to a 13-0, eight of those points scored by DeRozan.
Giannis Antetokounmou, the Bucks’ leading scorer in the playoffs
The Bucks came from behind and lacked time to equalize the match, however, their Greek superstar Giannis Antikonmo He put in a superb performance and managed one goal away from his second hat-trick in postseason, collecting 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists.
In addition, “Greek Mania” has reached 1,715 playoff points, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1,692, becoming the leading scorer in Milwaukee franchise history.
Serious injuries to Bobby Portes and Khris Middleton
The bad news for the defending champion after losing that two of their stars, Bobby Portez (scrape the right eye) and khris middleton (Left Knee Inflammation), they were unable to finish the game and their gaming status in the near future is unknown.
The series for games 3 and 4 is moving to “Windy City”, starting with the next Friday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.