NBA basketball game Milwaukee – Boston, February 14, 2023. Milwaukee player Jrue Holiday in the middle.
New York – The Milwaukee basketball players beat Boston 131:125 in overtime in Tuesday's NBA program, and are only one win behind the leader of the Eastern Conference and the entire competition. Jrue Holiday, who scored 40 points including eight three-pointers, and Janis Adetokunbo, who was one assist short of a triple double, led them to victory.
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The Bucks had a chance to decide with the horn at the end of regular time, but Khris Middleton did not convert the winning attempt. In overtime, Milwaukee overcame a five-point deficit, and it was Holiday whose last three-pointer marked the final turnaround from 124-125. The remaining four points in the match were provided by Adetokunbo, the author of a total of 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Holiday also had an all-around performance, adding seven assists and five rebounds. “As long as we're winning, I honestly don't care how I'm playing. The only stat I'm looking at is the losses. I had five today, which is really sad,” Holiday said. Adetokunbo even recorded eight losses, the Bucks had a total of 19, the opponent six fewer.
But even that didn't matter to the home team in the end, as well as the fact that they dropped eight sixes out of 35. Among other things, they were better at rebounding and thanks to their defense, the Celtics hit only 17 threes out of 50 attempts. The Bucks were 18 of 42. “We went into the game like we always do. We expected to win,” lamented Boston point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who scored 26 points. Derrick White added one more and added 12 assists. Boston was missing key players Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Al Horford due to health reasons.
Phoenix beat Sacramento at home 120:109 and Kevin Durant was there for the first time in person, even in civilian clothes, as a new reinforcement from Brooklyn. The elite scorer is still completing his recovery from a knee injury.
“I watch him more than anybody else. We don't really realize who he is until he comes into the hall. I'm so glad he's here, he's a legend in our sport,” Devin Booker, the Suns' leading scorer with 32 points, said of Durant. ranks fourth in the Western Conference. De'Aaron Fox scored 35 points in the opponent's team.
The Los Angeles Clippers are trailing Phoenix, who beat the champions from Golden State 134:124 in an offensive-minded game. Kawhi Leonard contributed 33 points to the home win.
Not even Damian Lillard's 39 points, 10 rebounds and six assists were enough for Portland, which lost 101:126 at home to Washington in a duel between teams that are on the verge of advancing to the playoffs in their respective conferences. On the Wizards side, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points and Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Results of Tuesday's NBA games:
LA Clippers – Golden State 134:124, Milwaukee – Boston 131 :125, Phoenix – Sacramento 120:109, Portland – Washington 101:126, Toronto – Orlando 123:113.
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