The Pistons bite the dust on their Bucks counterparts for the third time this month. And without, once again, that Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family are not really worried.
The Greek starts his match by first thinking of fixing and letting go, rather than scoring. Brook Lopez takes advantage of the spaces freed up and the good balls out to sanction three times, including two at the head of the racket, behind the arc in the first quarter. His only baskets of the match.
Invited to shoot by Blake Griffin, Giannis also goes there with his award-winning shot, before shifting into the corner another interior transformed into a shooter, Bobby Portis. With this address, Milwaukee offers a comfortable mattress after 12 minutes, ended with a new 3-point shot, buzzed, from Pat Connaughton (13-27).
Among the men from the Bucks bench, Bryn Forbes also makes a good impression. His team is in full control. Jrue Holiday offers himself a 2 + 1 after a “spin move” completed in the circle, then Giannis Antetokounmpo sanctions again from afar to seriously swell the score (34-56). Detroit still reacts before the break with Jerami Grant’s circle attacks in transition.
The gap is maintained until the end
The latter, like a Blake Griffin stuck behind the arc, also knows a resurgence of external address to limit the damage at the break (47-58). Unfortunately for the locals, this difference oscillating between 10 and 20 units is not questioned subsequently. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes the difference in the third act with his penetrations, then brings out two balloons towards Jrue Holiday behind the arc.
DJ Augustin also sends two long-distance arrows approaching the end of the quarter (66-85). Despite the efforts of Svi Mykhailiuk or Josh Jackson in the final period, Detroit logically ends up losing.
Third victory in a row for the Bucks (8-4) before the reception of the Mavs on Friday. The Pistons (2-9) were them to follow up with the arrival of the Wizards the same evening, but they will be able to rest since the match has been postponed.