The Milwaukee team took in a whopping 29 award-winning shots last night against Miami.
The Milwaukee Bucks set a new NBA record on Tuesday, with no less than 29 three-pointers scored (out of 51 attempts) in their big win over the Miami Heat, finalist last season, 144-97. Winner of the series between the two teams in the finals of the 2020 season, the Heat never managed to exist during this meeting, led standing at the end by the Bucks, with a gap increased to 51 points. The 28th three-point shot was scored by full-back Sam Merril, at the same time erasing the previous record, held by the Houston Rockets against the Phoenix Suns, on April 7, 2019.
Arriving in the offseason from New Orleans, Jrue Holiday scored six award-winning shots, ending the game with 24 points while winger Khris Middleton added 25, including four of five award-winning shots attempted. Full-back Donte DiVincenzo for his part scored 17 points, so five 3-pointers while pivot Brook Lopez participated in the fireworks with three award-winning shots, ending the game with 14 points. The only player not to take part in the record, the double holder of the title of best player of the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo did not have a great match, with only 9 points scored.
“We played hard, we know the Heat’s way of playing, it doesn’t matter who’s up against them,” explained Jrue Holiday, “we wanted to replicate that approach”. This large victory compensates for the loss for the New York Knicks on Sunday by 130-110. “It looks like they’ve had this game in mind for 80 days,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in reference to the two sides’ last encounter in the final stages.
Precious Batum and Fournier
The Knicks followed with another victory last night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 95-86, led by a gala Julius Randle, ending the game with a triple double: 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. 5 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 16 minutes for the French Frank Ntilikina. The Chicago Bulls, for their part, won their first game of the season against the Washington Wizards (115-107), despite a new triple double from Russell Westbrook, with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists, the third of the season for him.
On the Bulls’ side, Zach LaVine brought in 23 points while Wendell Carter Jr. brought in a double double, with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Washington is for its part the last team without a win since the start of the season, with the Detroit Pistons, beaten by the Warriors (106-116) of Stephen Curry (31 pts, 5 rbs, 6 pds). 9 points for Sekou Doumbouya (10 minutes), none for his teammate and compatriot with the Pistons Killian Hayes, holder (0/4, 1pd in 17 minutes). Also in the five major of the Clippers, Nicolas Batum participated in the victory against Wolves (124-101) with 7 points (2/6), 5 rebounds and 3 assists (24 minutes). In Oklahoma City, Evan Fournier (14 pts at 5/11, 1 rb, 2 pd) and the Magic have put down the Thunder (118-107) and Theo Maledon (7 pts at 2/6, 3 wt, 1 gb).