Giannis Antetokounmpo (28, Greece) defeated the LA Clippers (hereinafter referred to as the Clippers) with a tremendous performance.
The Milwaukee Bucks won the regular league home game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at the Pi Serve Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on the morning of the 3rd (Korean time), 106-105, by 1 point. With this, Milwaukee maintained its 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with 35 wins and 17 losses and won 6 consecutive victories. (Clippers 29-26)
On this day, Antetokounmpo made a big success with 54 points and 19 rebounds (4OBR). For the losing Clippers, Kawhi Leonard scored 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, George scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, and Norman Powell scored 26 points, including 4 3-pointers.
The Clippers produced a 16-5 score run in the first seven minutes of the first quarter. However, the Clippers were pushed back in the bench lineup fight in the second half of the quarter. Accordingly, the Clippers finished the first quarter with a 24-15, 9-point lead over Milwaukee.
In addition, Antetokounmpo regained its original form from the second half of the first quarter. He led the team with 8 points and 3 rebounds in 7 minutes on the court. Thus, Milwaukee was able to turn around midway through the second quarter. When Leonard was put in this situation, he put in a 3-point shot that changed the atmosphere. Powell then scored 10 points in a row, including two 3-pointers. The Clippers took a 56-49, 7-point lead.
In addition, Marcus Morris senior showed off his shot feeling with 3 consecutive mid-range jumpers after catching the zero with a 3-point shot at the beginning of the 3rd quarter. As George and Leonard also scored, the Clippers widened the score gap with Milwaukee. However, Antetokounmpo once again showed off its omnipotent offensive power. He scored lightly with a layup and then made free throws. As a result, Milwaukee entered the fourth quarter with a 78-87, 9-point lead. 스포츠토토
Antetokounmpo was consistent with amazing performance in the 4th quarter. He showed off his energy with tip-in scoring and even hit a pull-up 3-pointer. Continuing on, Antetokounmpo did not miss free throws and finally made a comeback.
At the same time, 16 seconds before the end, Antetokounmpo defended a valuable defensive rebound. Afterwards, Milwaukee took a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Clippers by 106-105, 1 point.