What if they ignored the win all pre season? What if Giannis Antetokounmpo had to manage the fatigue from his presence at Eurobasket? So what if Khris Middleton is absent at the start of the season?
The Bucks sent … a warning signal to their rivals in the Eastern Conference, making it clear with the good morning of the regular season that they will again have a leading role in the NBA this year.
Do not imagine that the “deer” took out their eyes in their premiere. The mere 90 points they scored proves that, at least, they aggressively moved in shallow waters.
However, the final 90-88 came through their excellent defense, the well-known … lightness of the Sixers and the dominance of the duo Giannis-Lopez in both rackets.
Why might Mike Budenholzer not have the injured Pat Connaughton, Khris Middleton, Joe Ingles at his disposal, yet unlike last year he had Brook Lopez in their ranks again… at his best, with the tall man starting with 17 points and 4 accurate three-pointers.
With the “Greek Freek” staying on the court for 36 minutes and “writing” the first double double of the season (21 points, 13 points, 8 assists) and being extremely mature in his choices, the Bucks had throughout the during the match they were in full control of the match, however, they almost lost it in the last minutes and lost a certain victory in their hands.
With two shots by their former teammate, PJ Tucker, the Sixers led 32’9″ before the final with 88-86, but an improbable 3-pointer by Wes Matthews at 23.8″ sealed the Bucks’ first victory of the season!
The final seconds found Jrue Holiday adding another … stolen wallet to his rich collection with the victim this time being James Harden.
As for the Sixers? The year has started for good with the… left and in a climate of intense introversion!
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