Basketball – NBA – Play-offs: The Nuggets stay alive, the Bucks widen the gap

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Basketball - NBA - Play-offs: The Nuggets stay alive, the Bucks widen the gap

Posted on April 25, 2022 at 12:46 a.m.

Mathieu WARNIER

Back to the wall, the Nuggets overcame the Warriors (126-121) and remain in contention in the NBA play-offs. The Bucks have won for the second time in a row on the floor of the Bulls (95-119) and will be able to conclude the series in front of their public during Match 5.

The Nuggets have not said their last word! After falling in the first three games of the series against the Warriors, the Colorado players responded in front of their home crowd and are not yet on vacation. A Match 4 which started very strong for the Californians. Under the impetus of Klay Thompson (32 points), the Warriors took the lead in the first minutes of the first quarter, but very quickly the game changed direction. A 9-0 allowed the Nuggets to take the lead on the scoreboard and, for a very long time, they did not let go. Nikola Jokic’s teammates (37 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) raised their voices at the start of the second quarter with a 14-2 which allowed them to approach the 20-point lead. The gap between the two formations then stabilized above ten points, with the Nuggets who found their locker room with a mattress of eleven units. The third quarter saw the Warriors struggling to get back into the game but, without forcing the pace, they gradually closed to come back to nine points with twelve minutes to play. A late game during which Stephen Curry (33 points, 8 assists) weighed, allowing the Warriors to come back in front just under two minutes from the buzzer. But the blunders did not allow the Californians to bend the series. Nikola Jokic finished the job, giving the Nuggets a five-point victory (126-121) and the hope of reversing a still difficult situation.

Bucks only need one win

The Bucks touch the goal. Already victorious on the Bulls’ floor this Saturday, the Minneapolis-based franchise did it again in Game 4 of their duel in the first round of the NBA play-offs. A meeting whose result was very quickly obvious. If Zach LaVine (24 points, 13 assists) and DeMar DeRozan (23 points, 5 rebounds) allowed the Bulls to resist throughout the first quarter, concluded with a delay of three small points, the superiority of the Bucks was sharper from the twelve minutes leading up to the break. Gradually, Giannis Antetokounmpo (32 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists) and his teammates took off on the scoreboard to reach halftime with a margin of fifteen units. Back from the locker room, only an air pocket from the Bucks allowed the Bulls to go back under ten points and it was immediately followed by an 11-0. In their hand, the Bucks approached the last twelve minutes of the game with a sixteen-point lead, which swelled in this last quarter. In the end, Milwaukee wins by 24 units (95-119) and now leads three wins to one in the series.with the opportunity to conclude this Wednesday in front of his supporters.

BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFFS
Sunday April 24, 2022 (hours in French time)
Chicago Bulls- Milwaukee Bucks : 95-119 >>> Milwaukee leads 3-1 in the series
Denver Nuggets – Golden State Warriors >>> Golden State leads 3-1 in the series
1h00: Atlanta Hawks–Miami Heat >>> Miami leads 2-1 in the series
3h30: New Orleans Pelicans–Phoenix Suns >>> Phoenix leads 2-1 in the series

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