Milwaukee ( Associated Press) – Demar Derozan has confirmed that he has changed the painful history of the Chicago Bulls on the Milwaukee Books and has given the first round of the series a fresh start.
Now, as the teams head to Chicago, they are suddenly hit by the defending champion Bucks.
Derozan Professional Competition: Averaged 41 points and the Bulls defeated the 114-110 Bulls in the second leg on Wednesday night. Nicolas Vosevich added 24 points and 13 assists, while Zach Lavin scored 20 points and the sixth-seeded Blues won third – the Bucks have plundered for the second time in their last 19 meetings.
“No matter what you do in the regular season, this is a new beginning and a new mindset,” Derozan said. “You can see in all the men. It doesn’t matter if we lose 20 times to those guys. This is an opportunity to compete. We have to take advantage.
The big question is what will the Bucks look like as the series continues this Friday.
Bobby Portis left the game with a right eye injury after the first quarter and Chris Middleton was left with 6:49 left on his left leg as he tried to post on a spinal cord injury.
Bucks coach Mike BuddenHolzer says Middleton has a torn medial collarbone after the game and will have an MRI on Thursday.
“He’s always positive and he knows who we are and how strong we are,” said Bucks guard Juru Holiday. We want him to recover as soon as possible and help us win games here.
“After a while, it should be fine,” said Budenholzer Portis.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks led the team with 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, making him one of his two-point play of his second season. Antetokounmpo has increased his total score to 1,715, surpassing Rim Abdul-Jabbar (1,692) in boxing history.
Brooke Lopez has 25 points for boxing. Middleton 18 and Holiday 15 wins.
Derozan scored eight points in a 13-0 run at the end of the third quarter to give the Bulls a 96-80 lead with 9:47. Milwaukee still lead by 15 points before the final 7 ½ minutes.
Lopez converted a three-point lead to cut Chicago’s lead to 112-109 in 56 seconds.
“We expected those people to run,” Sevich said. “Because they are a championship team. We expected them to run because they were already there.
But after Alex Caruso and Vessevich got disgusting responses to the bulls’ possession, Dorzan’s driving position was 114-109 18.2 seconds.
Chicago bounced back from a 93-86 game defeat and went on to show what they lacked at the end of the regular season, especially against the Bulls.
The Bulls have lost 15 of their last 22 regular season games. Normally, the bulls went only 2-21 with each of the four best races.
“At the end of the year, we had a hard time playing some of these top teams, I think it helped us grow,” said coach Billy Donovan. “It helped us to be better. It helped us to have the mindset we needed to move on to the next game. I think when we play good teams this year, when it starts to move a little bit, it is not enough for us to turn it around.
Chicago closed the second quarter with a 15-4 run to take a 65-4 half-time advantage.
The Bulls extended their lead at the start of the third quarter to 18, before the Bucks lined up in the starting line-up.
Milwaukee went 15-2 late in the third half to cut the lead. But the Bulls responded with 13 straight points and faced a rebound.
“We had a good run, but I thought we would be better off in the last minute of the third quarter, and out of the fourth quarter we had another big swing,” said the teamhoulder. “We’ve dug some big holes ourselves.”
The Bulls finished the season with a low of 32.3% and 7 of 37 after a 3-point loss in 93-86, with the bulls shooting 49.4% and 12 out of 25. Derozan, Lavin and ቩsevich scored a total of 21 out of 71 and 4 out of 22 points in 3 games. A total of 33 out of 62 total and 7 out of 14 in 3-point attempts in Game 2. … Caruso had 10 assists to go with nine points. … Patrick Williams has 10 points and nine assists.
Bucks: George Hill missed the third consecutive game with a stomach ache. “The team will not be expected to come to me any time soon and the team will keep an eye on the 35-year-old Hill keeper for the next” few days or more “… Bucks had 15. To increase their total profit to 36.
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