On Sunday Night The Bucks played a Back and Forth Game against the Toronto Raptors. Thankfully The Bucks were able to pull through thanks to a Perfect night shooting by Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the Perfect night Shooting He had 22 Points, 13 Rebounds, and 10 Assists. Meaning Giannis Antetokounmpo completed his 4th Triple Double of the Season without any doubts this time.
The Back and forth didn’t really start until the second Quarter when they changed the lead 6 times between each other and Bucks ended up taking a 2 point lead at halftime 58-56. In the 3rd quarter the lead end up changing 5 times but Toronto had a 6 point lead entering the 4th quarter 95-89.
Start of the 4th Quarter Brook Lopez had a personal 8-0 run with a couple of and one’s to put the Bucks back ahead 97-95. That would be the last time a lead switch hands for the remainder of game Bucks Outscored Toronto 29-16 in the 4th Quarter. Thanks to Brook Lopez scoring 17 of his 26 points in the 4th quarter Bucks Prevailed 118-111 to win their 51st game of the Season.
Other Factors in the Game:
Second Chance Points was absolutely destroying the Bucks. Toronto at one point in the 2nd half was outscoring Milwaukee Bucks 17-0 in second chance points and it was one the main factors why Toronto was able to hang around the whole game.
Shooting Percentage was a big factor as well Bucks out shot the Raptors 52.4% to 44.4% Oddly enough Toronto had one more made Shot than the Bucks 44 to 43. Bucks had 17 less shot attempts than Toronto 82 to 99. Free throws Raptors only had 12 attempts to Bucks 21. Bucks made 16 out of 21 and Raptors made 9 out of 12. The Bucks made 16 3 pointers compared to Toronto 14 made 3″s.
Perfect Night Shooting for Giannis, Back and Forth game with 12 total Lead Changes:
Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 100% on the Night going 9-9, and including 1-1 from 3 point range. Giannis is only 1 of 2 players in the NBA this season to shoot 100% with a Triple Double in the same Game. Except for the 1st Quarter when Bucks lead the whole quarter, 2-3 quarters there was a total of 11 lead changes. The 12th lead Change was the final of the night to cap off the back and forth between the 2.
Other Key Bucks, and Toronto Players Stats:
Brook Lopez: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 BLKS, and 2 assists.
Khris Middleton: 20 Points on 5-8 from 3, 8, Rebounds, 5 assists
Bobby Portis: 14 points, 9 Rebounds, 1 assist
Jrue Holiday: 11 points, and 7 assists
Fred VanVleet: 23 Points on 3 3 pointers, 11 assists
O.G. Anunoby: 22 Points with 4 made 3″s, 4 Rebounds, and 1 assist.
Jakob Poeltl: 20 points, 6 Rebounds, 2 BLKS.
Pascal Siakam: 13 points, 12 Rebounds, 7 assists.
The importance of the Result for each team:
Toronto with the Loss cost them a chance to move ahead of Atlanta for the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Atlanta ended up losing to San Antonio Spurs 126-118 earlier on Sunday.
Bucks on the other hand able to extend their Lead on Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics by 2.5 games with 11 games to go. It’s going to be a fight to the finish knowing the Bucks still got a head to head matchup with Boston and Philadelphia in the final couple weeks of the Regular season. Whoever gets the #1 seed will get Home Court Advantage throughout the whole Eastern Conference Playoffs, which could be crucial for a possible Game 7 in a Playoff Series.
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