The Bucks’ great streak continues
Victorious last night in Brooklyn, Milwaukee signed a 15th success in a row (104-118), while the Lakers, deprived of LeBron James, were beaten in Memphis (121-109).
And 15 for the Bucks! On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, Milwaukee indeed went to win on the Brooklyn floor a 15th success in a row this season (104-118), after a complicated start to the match. Because, initially, it was the Nets of Mikal Bridges (31 points) and Spencer Dinwiddie (26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists) who started best at Barclays Center and who led at the break (62- 52). But, once again carried by a very good Giannis Antetokounmpo (33 points and 15 rebounds), Mike Budenholzer’s players managed to reverse the trend as soon as they returned from the locker room, with a scathing 39-23 which revived everything in the 3rd. quarter.
Finally in front of the scoreboard, the Bucks then rolled out and were able to count on their collective, illustrated by Khris Middleton (18 points and 6 assists), Jrue Holiday (14 points and 8 assists) or even Brook Lopez (13 points and 10 rebounds), to continue with this new success and thus continue their very good series. Now, Milwaukee is only five wins away from the best series in its history (20 in 1971), they who had stopped at 18 in 2020. In addition, the Bucks retain the lead in the Eastern Conference and display still the best record in the NBA.
The Lakers are starting to doubt again
Without LeBron James, the task is greatly complicated for Los Angeles. Indeed, deprived of their star for some time, the Lakers relapsed last night on the floor of Memphis (121-109), they who remained on three successes in a row. However, at first, the players of Darvin Ham showed good things at the FedExForum and were even in front after the first two quarters (46-49), thanks in particular to an Anthony Davis of the big nights (28 points and 19 rebounds).
But, the awakening of the Grizzlies in the second half was fatal to the Californians, as proved by the 3rd Quarter won 47-35 by the locals. Especially since Ja Morant also pulled out all the stops and signed the 10th triple-double of his career (39 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists). Author of 28 points in the twelve minutes following the return from the locker room, the leader of Memphis took the opportunity to afford a franchise record, as well as that of this season in the NBA. Penalized by their loss of ball, the Lakers could not come back and return to defeat. Still ranked 12th in the Western Conference, the latter remain within reach of the play-in, while the Grizzlies still occupy 2nd place behind Denver.
BASKETBALL – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Atlanta Hawks- washington wizards : 116-119
Brooklyn Nets- Milwaukee Bucks : 104-118
Memphis Grizzlies – Los Angeles Lakers: 121-109
Toronto Raptors –Chicago Bulls: 104-98
Houston Rockets- Denver Nuggets : 112-133
Oklahoma City Thunder- Sacramento Kings : 117-123
Dallas Mavericks- Indiana Pacers : 122-124
Utah Jazz- San Antonio Spurs : 94-102
Golden State Warriors – Portland Trail Blazers: 123-105
Los Angeles Clippers- Minnesota Timberwolves : 101-108