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NBA: Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks dominate the Warriors

by archysport

The Milwaukee Bucks gave the Golden State Warriors a hard blow at the local Fiserv Forum. In the 118-99 victory of the hosts Giannis Antetokounmpo was the best man on the court, Curry delivered one of his weakest performances of the season.

Milwaukee Bucks (27-17) – Golden State Warriors (30-11) 118:99 (BOXSCORE)

It was a duel between two MVP candidates, Giannis Antetokoumpo for the Bucks and Stephen Curry for the Warriors. But while the two superstars are close to each other in the race for the trophy for the most valuable player, this evening there were worlds between the Greek and the best shooter of all time.

Giannis put on a triple-double (30 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists), Curry caught a used evening and only got 12 points (4/11 FG). Khris Middleton contributed 23 points, and audience favorite Bobby Portis was also convincing (20 points, 7 rebounds). No Warriors player cracked the 20-point mark, Andrew Wiggins (16) and Jonathan Kuminga (15) were still the best scorers among the guests.

The Warriors lost three of their last four games – and the weakness of the Dubs was clearly visible at the start of the game. Andre Iguodala was blocked from the ring during a dunk attempt – symbolic of the guests’ offensive in the first few minutes. The defensive of the Bucks made life difficult for the Dubs, although with Jrue Holiday (ankle injury) the probably best perimeter defender Milwaukee missed the fourth game in a row.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr was already forced to call the first timeout after 5 minutes when the score was 16-4. The Warriors then tried to thwart the hosts with zone defense, but were unsuccessful. The Bucks hit 58% of their throws in the first quarter and finished the first section with an 8-0 run. Giannis and Middleton both had 11 points on their accounts at the time, and the guests made six turnovers.

The best defense in the league was extremely difficult against the strong hosts without Draymond Green (calf injury), In which, however, some well-defended throws found their way through the net. At the latest after Bobby Portis sank a buzzer beater from downtown (including shimmy cheers), it should have been clear to all Warriors fans that there is nothing to be gained in Milwaukee that evening.

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