The Warriors qualified, Giannis and the Bucks will find Boston

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CQFR : Les Warriors qualifiés, Giannis et les Bucks retrouveront Boston

The results of the night in the NBA

Bulls @ bucks : 100-116
Nuggets @ Warriors 98-102

What is the GOAT of each franchise?

Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets: 4-1

It’s still only Philadelphia who wasted a goal ball at home to fold their series. The Warriors sent the Nuggets on vacation after their Game 5 win at Chase Center. With their personnel limitations, Mike Malone’s players put up a valiant resistance and laid down some milestones for next season.

Nikola Jokic (30 points, 19 rebounds, 8 assists) again put Draymond Green and his family contributed until the last moments of the match and even started the 4th quarter by leading by 8 points. Golden State was simply better in place and was able to vary the pleasures behind the game a bit. Stephen Curry (30 points), back in the five and decisive on a paying drive 30 seconds from the end to give the Californians a 5-point lead.

Among the X factors, Gary Payton II was excellent under the eyes of his father, with 15 points including two important 3-point baskets in the 4th quarter.

A sad statistical fact that unfortunately says a lot about the few opportunities that DeMarcus Cousins had to shine in the playoffs in his career: his 19 points in 15 minutes off the bench are his post-season points record.

Draymond Green never really digested his suspension during game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals of sad memory for the Warriors. Post-traumatic stress flared up when he saw his teammate Otto Porter Jr receive a kick from Bones Hyland in the crotch…

The problem with the elimination of the Nuggets is that we will have to wait 6 months before seeing Nikola Jokic again, giving us chills with his passes, which his teammates this year don’t always know what to do with…

Milwaukee Bucks-Chicago Bulls: 4-1

Even without Khris Middleton, the difference in level and collective experience between the Bucks and the Bulls was too great for any suspense to extend this series. Milwaukee has validated its ticket for the semi-finals of the Conference and will find Boston, after its victory in game 5 against Chicago at home.

We never felt the reigning NBA champions in danger. The Bulls had no solution to curb Giannis Antetokounmpo, which is slowly revving up. The MVP of the 2021 Finals calmly put down 33 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in half an hour of play, with interesting help from the bench, in particular the tandem Pat Connaughton (20 pts) – Grayson Allen (13 pts).

DeMar DeRozan was again limited (11 points and 7 assists in 43 minutes) and the absence of Zach LaVine, in difficulty with the Covid, did not help to offer more solutions to Billy Donovan. Chicago will have at least tasted a return to the NBA playoffs and will hope for more consistency in the regular season next season to avoid facing a war machine from the start.

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