Defending champion Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors have moved into the second round of the play-offs. The Bucks won 116: 100 against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday evening (local time), the Warriors with 102: 98 against Denver Nuggets. Both teams won 4: 1 in their series.
The best thrower of the evening was Giannis Antetocounmpo, who led the Bucks to a clear victory against Chicago with 33 points. Milwaukee settled significantly in the first quarter (34:18), Chicago no longer came up. The Bulls lacked Zach Lavine and Alex Caruso, Demar Derozan came to only eleven points.
In the semi -finals of the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are now meeting the Boston Celtics around Daniel Theis. Bucks star Khris Middleton will miss at least game 1 and 2 of the upcoming series due to an inner ligament injury in the knee.
The Warriors, who return long against the Nuggets, happened much more heavier than the Bucks in game five of their series. With a strong final quarter (32:20) Golden State was still able to turn the game – also because Nikola Jokic had foul problems. However, the Serb came to 30 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists, the best thrower of the Warriors was also Stephen Curry with 30 points. Golden State is the first team in the Western Conference to reach the second round.