Coming into Tuesday Game in Washington The Bucks Magic Number to clinch Home Court Advantage throughout the Playoffs was 3. The Milwaukee Bucks were Eliminated against the Boston Celtics in a Game 7 on the Road. With the win on Tuesday Night and a Philly win against Boston the Bucks will only need one more win Wednesday or the other 2 remaining games or a Boston loss.
Then the Bucks will officially would Have any Potential Win or go Home Game 7″s in Milwaukee. On Tuesday Night the Scoring Was lead by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 28 Points, 11 Rebounds, and 10 assists. Jrue Holiday nearly had a triple Double of his own with 26 points, 9 Rebounds, and 10 assists. Thanks to a total team effort Bucks took another step forward of locking up the #1 seed throughout the Playoffs including the Finals with a 140-128 win against the Washington Wizards in DC Tuesday night.
What Matchup should Bucks want In 1st round?:
Let’s look into the possible Matchups the Milwaukee Bucks could face in the 1st round in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Atlanta, Miami, Toronto, and Chicago are all locked up for the Play in Tournament next week. Bucks had a lot of success against Toronto this season winning the 1st 3 matchups including a OT thriller in Toronto.
Bucks split season series with Atlanta and Miami and possibly as well with Chicago if they beat them Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum. Bucks are the best team with a (57-22) record and have the best player Giannis Antetokounmpo so it shouldn’t really matter who the Bucks play in the 1st round. It’s a warmup for the real tests with New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, or Philadelphia 76ers in later rounds.
Magic Number is 1 with help from Bobby Portis adding 19 Points, and 20 Rebounds:
Bobby Portis was a Rebound machine Tuesday night grabbing 20 Rebounds off the Bench mixing in 19 Points as well to register his 23rd Double Double of the season. Leading NBA in Double Doubles as a Reserve. 20 Rebounds in a game is amazing enough as a starter but coming off the Bench is incredible feat.
Stats about Bucks Wizards Game and other Notes:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 28 Points, 9/16 FG, 11 Rebounds, 10 assists 2 STLS, and 1 BLK 10/17 FT
Jrue Holiday: 26 points, 12/21 FG, 2/6 3PT, 9 Rebounds, 10 assists
Brook Lopez: 20 Points, 8/11 FG, 4/7 3PT, 5 BLKS, 1 STL
Bobby Portis: 19 Points, 5/15 FG, 5/9 3PT, 20 Rebounds, 4 assists.
Jae Crowder: 19 Points, 7/11 FG, 4/5 3PT, and 9 Rebounds.
Bucks Shot 64% from 3 in the 1st half 14/22, and 23/42 overall during the whole game 55%. Bucks shot (54%) from FG 50/92. Wizards made the same amount of shots with 7 more FG attempts than the Bucks. Both teams didn’t shoot that well from the free line Bucks 17/29 and Wizards 15/21. Bucks out rebounded Washington 56-42. Most A couple things that Bucks continue to struggle with is Turnovers 18 more Tuesday night and getting outscored in the paint 74-50.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his 6th triple Double of the season and the 35th of his Career. Injuries is starting to get a little concerning for the Bucks as they are nearing the beginning of the Playoffs next week. Grayson Allen was out with a sprained ankle, Jevon Carter was a late scratch with a foot laceration. Then 6 minutes into the 1st quarter Pat Connaughton twisted his ankle and didn’t return to the game.
Khris Middleton sat out Tuesday night with his normal Plan of sitting out with Knee Injury management because Bucks don’t want him playing Back to Backs. If Bucks can stay healthy they are going to be just fine come Playoff time.
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