Milwaukee and Golden State qualified in the semifinals of conference … The recap of Wednesday in three points

Milwaukee and Golden State qualified for the next round of the NBA playoffs on Wednesday (April 27), both winning their first-round series by four wins to one. Here’s what to remember from the night of the playoffs.

The game : Milwaukee outclasses Chicago

Chicago was in bad shape, and did not create the surprise on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks, defending champions, dominated Chicago from start to finish (116-100) at home. From the first period, the Bucks widened the gap and took off (60-42) by outclassing Chicago in both their offensive and defensive quality.

Although the second period was more balanced, the Bucks drove the point home, thanks in particular to their Greek giant Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 33 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in just 30 minutes. Qualified for the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Milwaukee will face the Boston Celtics who swept the Brooklyn Nets (4 wins to 0) in the first round of the playoffs.

The flop: bitter end to the season for Chicago

Chicago’s end to the season will have been brutal, with no doubt a bitter taste for the Bulls. While Chicago had had a good first part of the season, which hinted at a good result, the Bulls were stopped in their tracks.

The Bulls, victims of physical problems and a collective drop in speed as the playoffs, let slip the results (14 defeats in the last 20 games). Thus, as since 2015, the Bulls block in the first round of the playoffs.

The player: Stephen Curry takes Golden State to the top

Denver had yet done what was needed on the first three quarters, but he missed the final word. Opposite, Golden State did not miss the boat and won (102-98), worn byr its leader Stephen Curry, decisive at the end of the gameand author of 30 points (5 assists, 5 rebounds) in front of his audience.

Curry scored 20 of his 30 points after the break, including eleven in the money time to validate the Western Conference Semifinals ticket. The leader of Warriors won their duel with Serbian Nikola Jokic, also author of 30 points (19 rebounds, 8 assists), but who lacked support to conclude. Golden State will challenge the winner of the series between Memphis and Minnesota, in which the Grizzlies currently lead three wins to two.

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