DeRozan with playoff record!  Chicago Bulls Surprise Milwaukee Bucks Champion

DeRozan with playoff record! Chicago Bulls Surprise Milwaukee Bucks Champion

The Chicago Bulls defeated the defending champion in Game 2. Thanks to an excellent DeMar DeRozan, the Bulls win 114-110 at the Milwaukee Bucks and thus tie the series.

Milwaukee Bucks (3) – Chicago Bulls (6) 110:114 (BOXSCORE), Series: 1-1

This is mainly due to a significantly improved DeMar DeRozan, who hit everything from mid-range for a long time and only cooled down a bit in the fourth quarter. With 41 points (16/31 FG, 9/9 FT), the forward set a new postseason record at age 32, moreover, the match winner Leger passed Giannis Antetokounmpo just under 20 seconds before the end.

But it wasn’t just DeRozan. Nikola Vucevic (24, 10/18, 13 rebounds) and Zach LaVine (20, 7/13) had three important in the decisive moment, while Alex Caruso (9, 10 assists) sacrificed himself defensively and even fouled Giannis offensively. In the end, the Greek struggled with defeat, but his near triple-double of 33 points (11/20 FG, 11/18 FT), 18 rebounds and 9 assists wasn’t enough.

In the end, Milwaukee was also somewhat lacking in alternatives. Khris Middleton (18, 8 assists) was out of fourth place with a knee problem, while Bobby Portis only played 6 minutes in the first half. The center received an elbow to the face from Tristan Thompson and his right eye was blurred. Middleton had worse. As Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer announced after the game, the forward has suffered a torn ligament, and an MRI will clarify tomorrow how long the star may be out. Brook Lopez (25, 9/16) still knew how to please, while Jrue Holiday (15, 6/16, 6 TO) was very fickle.

In Game 1 the Bulls barely hit a flower pot, in this game things were much better from the start. Five different players scored three in the first quarter, and a 9-0 start was an early exclamation point for the Bulls. The champion, on the other hand, got off to a shaky start and barely gained access. Antetokounmpo also did not dominate like a few days ago. Instead, it was players like Lopez or Wesley Matthews who kept the offense with three.