Bucks fulfilled with the predictions, but not with the expect domain. In a match dominated by the defenders, Chicago knew how to survive to the strong start of their rival to has options to win on the last terms of the match. Finally Bucks won to the Wisconsin team by 7 points (93-86). However, Bulls completed a great performance and they left clear that this matches series will be hard for the current champions of NBA.
With a great start from the beginning of the match, Milwaukee had very quick a big advantage on the scoreboard (until 14 points). The game seemed to be decided. The guys of Mike Budenholzer were favourites to win the game. However, the Billy Donovan´s team reacted. On the break the difference between Bulls and Bucks was just 8 points. Also, with 3 minutes left of the second quarter, the guys of Illinois were 5 points ahead. All was on the air too see who would get the first match of this playoffs. In that point and with the match so even, the Bucks experience made the difference. They were quiet, they did their plays and closed the game with a 6-0 partial. Away team had a defensive crisis with DeMar DeRozan in the lead. He ended his performance with 6 out 25 on field shots to scored just 18 points, an awful statistic.
“Every shot I did tonight felt good. I promise that me, Zach and Nikola Vucevic are not going to miss so many shots again” said the guard. Although the match of Vucevic and Zach it was not that bad. Nikola did a double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds and LaVine achieved 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Bucks neither was not very successful during some moments of this first match. However, they had an effective Giannis Antetokoumpo. The Greek was the best of the match with 27 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 caps. His teammate Brook Lopez scored 18 points and Jrue Holiday went to 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
“All the team was out of shape. We could not find us so easily as always and convert shots. We failed a lot of open shots. In general, we scored and our energy feeds on it” express “The Greek Freak”.