The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 바카라 had a 12-game winning streak despite the injury of ‘Ace’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and had an All-Star break.
Milwaukee won 112-100 in an away game against the Chicago Bulls in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Milwaukee faced the bad news of Antetokounmpo’s injury.
At 1 minute and 5 seconds in the second quarter, Antetokounmpo followed and blocked Chicago’s Kobe White, who was attempting a layup to avoid his defense, and fell and hit his right wrist on the support of the goal post.
Adetokounmpo grabbed his wrist and left the court in pain, ending up with no more games on the day.
However, Milwaukee easily overpowered Chicago with Brook Lopez scoring 33 points (7 rebounds), his most in a game this season, Jevon Carter with 22 points, and Cruz Holiday with 15 points and 9 assists.
The lead has never been taken away since Holiday’s 3-point turnaround at the beginning of the first quarter to make it 9-7. Even without Antetokounmpo, in the middle of the 4th quarter, they continued their winning streak by leading 105-80, 25 points.
As a result, Milwaukee, which recently recorded 12 consecutive victories, became 41-17 and caught up with Boston Celtics (42-17), which ranked first in the Eastern Conference, by 0.5 games.
On the other hand, Chicago, ranked 11th in the East, lost 6 straight times and ended up with 26 wins and 33 losses.
Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points and 16 rebounds, Jack LaVine scored 18 points, and Patrick Williams scored 16 points, but he could not break the losing streak.
On this day, Antetokounmpo played 9 minutes and 20 seconds and scored only 2 points (7 rebounds), his minimum score this season, but delivered 3 assists, setting a new record (3,274) for the most assists in Milwaukee club history.
Antetokounmpo broke the record of 3,272 assists set by Paul Fresh in a Milwaukee uniform from 1982 to 1990.
With today’s game, the NBA is going into an All-Star break.
This year’s All-Star Game was played by Antetokounmpo in the East and ‘King’ LeBron James (LA Lakers) in the West as the captains of both teams with the most votes, and the match between Team Giannis and Team LeBron took place on the morning of the 20th in Vivint, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. held at the arena.
However, due to the injury that day, Antetokounmpo’s participation in the All-Star game was unclear.
According to the Associated Press, Milwaukee manager Mike Budenholzer said of Antetokounmpo’s condition after the game that “the initial report was that it was minor.”
But Budenholzer added: “We will continue to evaluate and see how he feels tomorrow and over the next few days.” When asked if Antetokounmpo would
move to Salt Lake City for the All-Star Game, he replied “I don’t know ” .