Milwaukee and Golden State qualified for the conference semifinals… Wednesday’s summary in three points

Milwaukee and Golden State qualified for the next round of the NBA playoffs on Wednesday (April 27), with both winning their first-round series 4-1. Here’s what to remember from playoff night.

The match : Milwaukee overtakes Chicago

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

Although the second period was more balanced, the Bucks brought the point home, thanks in particular to their Greek giant Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 33 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in just 30 minutes. Qualifying for the Eastern Conference semifinals, 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 season finale for Chicago

Chicago’s season finale will have been brutal, without a doubt a bitter taste for the Bulls. Although 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 slowdown as playoffs, let slip the results (14 losses in the last 20 games). Thus, as since 2015, the Bulls block in the first round of the playoffs.

The player: Stephen Curry leads Golden State to the top

Denver had already done what was needed in the first three quarters, but missed the last word. Opposite, Golden State did not miss the train and won (102-98), used byr its leader Stephen Curry, decisive at the end of the gameand author of 30 points (5 assists, 5 rebounds) in front of your audience.

Curry scored 20 of his 30 points after the break, including eleven in the money time to validate the ticket for the Western Conference Semifinals. 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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