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Milwaukee tied the series with a complete victory over Miami despite Antetokounmpo’s absence.
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Miami Heat 138-122 in Game 2 of the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference at the Milwaukee Piserve Forum in Wisconsin on the 20th (Korea Standard Time). After being hit by Miami in the first round, Milwaukee won the second round and succeeded in bringing the series back to square one.
Zuru Halladay led the team with 24 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds, and Brooke Lopez with 25 points and 4 rebounds. On the same day, Milwaukee showed an even distribution of scores, with all five players scoring double-digit points. On the bench, Pat Connaughton scored 22 points and 4 rebounds, and Joe Ingles scored 17 points and 4 assists to help win.
Miami, on the other hand, fought hard with Jimmy Butler with 25 points and 3 rebounds and Bam Adebayo with 18 points and 5 rebounds, but was defeated because he could not control Milwaukee’s outer shot.
Before the match, a major negative factor occurred in Milwaukee. The team’s ace Yanis Antetokounmpo has been confirmed to be absent. Antetokounmpo, who was uncertain about his participation until just before the game, eventually decided to take a break, and as a result, Milwaukee caught two rabbits: Seungri and Antetokounmpo’s rest.
The game was overwhelmed by Milwaukee from the beginning. Milwaukee, who had no control over Miami’s three-point shot in the first game, showed a different side. Milwaukee thoroughly checked the other players’ three points, even if it allowed Butler to score. And in the attack, he used Lopez’s height to attack. Lopez scored 14 points in the first quarter alone, bombing Miami’s bottom of the net, and Halladay also supported with nine points. Milwaukee finished with a 35-28 lead in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the game was virtually decided. Milwaukee pushed Miami harder and the outer cannon fired. Milwaukee, whose bench players such as Pat Connaughton and Joe Ingles participated in scoring, scored 46 points with seven three-point shots in the second quarter alone. Miami’s defense collapsed and Milwaukee played as they wanted. In the middle of the second quarter, the gap widened to 30 points. 81-55, Milwaukee definitely took the lead.
Milwaukee’s 81 points in the first half are said to be the highest score in the first half of the Milwaukee franchise playoffs.
In the second half, there was no turnaround for Miami. Milwaukee’s three-point shot didn’t cool down and Miami was depressed in both offense and defense. Ace Butler cheered up and chased, but every time Milwaukee’s three-point shot broke the momentum 안전공원
The two teams finished the game in the fourth quarter by giving the main players a break. It was a perfect revenge match for Milwaukee.
The two teams tied 1-1 in the series will play Game 3 in Miami on the 23rd