Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 – (Adnkronos) – First historic NBA game in Abu Dhabi that brings the NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks to the pitch in the preseason in 2021 against the Atlanta Hawks: the Georgia team 123-113 wins, demonstrating greater freshness and intensity in a final game that inevitably sees the level of the challenge diminish (despite the high-priced tickets, with seats sold for over 1,600 euros). The Hawks starters, with Dejounte Murray presenting himself to his new team with 25 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court – most of which spent alongside a Trae Young with 22 points and 8/19 from field. John Collins also did well, often primed with spectacular plays on the iron and author of 16 points collected mainly thanks to dunks.
The stars remain in the field as usual on these occasions, especially in the first and third quarter, with Giannis Antetokounmpo who in 21 minutes closes with 19 points, 7 rebounds and a couple of assists with 6/16 from the field and 7/10 to free, while Jrue Holiday stops at 12 points and 7 assists in 23 minutes (all with negative plus / minus and with a fluctuating intensity, given the relative importance of the match). Also making the news are the various NBA-related stars and celebrities present on the sidelines, starting with a smiling Shaquille O’Neal in the front row together with Chris Bosh, Vince Carter and many others – a symptom of how much the NBA cares about this historic first. presence in Abu Dhabi, with a potential partner with whom to establish a commercial link (and not only) with enormous prospects. In two days back to the field – again on Sky Sport Nba, always at 6 pm, always with the match between Milwaukee and Atlanta.