It was a battle of the giants to say the least when Houston Rockets took on Milwaukee Bucks and frankly looked like a Finals game from the future. And it was the Bucks’ 29th victory of the season, and it gives them the Eastern Conference’s best winning percentage. The high octane contest eventually ended with a 116-109 win to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
The match saw the Milwaukee Bucks come from behind to earn a well deserved win.
The match saw MVP contendor Giannis throw the ball right at James Harden’s face in the 4th quarter of the game. The ball came like a Thor’s hammer and in fact, could have put Harden in coma.
Houston’s downfall may have been during a 6 minute 42 second period across the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth when the Rockets didn’t make a single field goal. It was like the knockoff version of last season’s Western Conference finals finale, when the Rockets missed 27 straight 3s. But the result came down to how the Bucks defended Harden. Harden had a 42 point game while Giannis had a 27 point game.
While Harden typically excels at going downhill and finding open shooters to kick it out to, he had trouble doing so against Milwaukee, which effectively used Ersan Ilyasova as a help defender. Harden ended up with four fouls, including two charges, and nine turnovers, tied for the second-most turnovers he’s had in a game this season.
No team other than the Denver Nuggets has made a bigger leap than Milwaukee this season. The Bucks have Euro-stepped from the bottom of the East playoff picture to the top of the conference in Giannis-like fashion: with three easy steps. Hire Mike Budenholzer. Spread the floor with shooters. Let Antetokounmpo work.
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Suposh Sharma, keenly follows Hockey, Athletics, and other Olympic sports. He also has a penchant for writing humour and is an avid traveller