Houston (USA), – Nothing stops the triumphal march of the Milwaukee Bucks, with its power forward, the Greek Giannis Antetokounpo, who returned to be the leader in the fourth victory and the pass to the semifinals of the Confrence This is against the Detroit Pistons.
Something that the Rockets of Houston could not achieve when losing of visitors the fourth party of the first round qualifier of the Western Conference that they dispute before the Jazz of Uah, that they stayed alive when forcing the fifth encounter.
The dominance of the Bucks returned to star in Antetokounmpo who contributed 41 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four blocks with which they won at home (104-127) to the Pistons in the fourth game.
The victory allowed the Bucks to advance to the semifinals, where they will have rivals the Boston Celtics, who also swept their series against the Indiana Pacers.
The Bucks could not make it to the playoff semifinals since the 2001 season. They had not won a series 4-0 to the best of seven since 1983 when they did it against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The fourth game was decided at the end of the third period when the Bucks got a 17-3 run, and they got 10 goals ahead.
Along with Antetokounmpo, who scored 16 points in the third period, the Bucks, the best record of the league in the regular season, also had the support of forward Khris Midlleton who contributed 18 points and four rebounds.
Meanwhile, the base Eric Bledsoe reached 16 points as the Bucks third highest scorer and distributed five assists, second best of the team in that facet of the game.
The Montenegrin-Spanish power forward Nikola Mirotic finished as the Pistons’ sixth player by scoring 12 points in the 20 minutes he played as reserve and completed the list of the four Bucks players who had double-digit numbers.
The Reggie Jackson base with 26 points, including 20 in the first half, when the Pistons had control of the score, led the Pistons, who in the end could never compete with the Bucks, a much superior team in all facets of the game.
Power forward Blake Griffin did not have his best individual performance when he was loaded with personnel that led to his elimination with 7:06 minutes left in the final, when he had 22 points, five rebounds and six assists.
The exit of the field of Griffin caused that the followers of the Pistons also left their seats and gave by finished his walking this season in the NBA.
The combination of guard Donovan Mitchell, forward Jae Crowder and Spanish base Ricky Rubio allowed the Jazz to beat the Rockets 107-91 in Game 4 of the first round of the Western Conference.
The victory kept the Jazz alive by winning their first win of the series that they dispute to the best of seven and that the Rockets dominate with a 3-1 advantage.
The fifth game will be played next Wednesday at the Toyota Center in Houston, where the Rockets will have the second chance to secure a place in the semifinals.
Mitchell, although still without his best inspiration encestadora, was raised again as the leader of the attack of the Jazz to get 31 points, including 19 in the decisive fourth period, which allowed the Jazz to separate on the scoreboard and ensure the victory that They needed to stay in the competition.
Crowder, who regained the title, responded with 23 points, including three triples, captured four rebounds and recovered two balls.
For its part, the Spanish base Ricky Rubio became the key player in the direction of the attack of the Jazz at the end of the game with a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists.
The power forward Derrick Favors, who came out of reserve, emerged as the sixth player to get a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, which left him as leader of the Jazz in the actions within the painting.
The Jazz prevailed in the end thanks to the dominance they had in the indoor game to capture 52 rebounds by 35 of the Rockets.
Rockets star guard James Harden reached 30 points, including six three-pointers, and was once again the leader of the Houston team, but did not play any role in the inside game with just three rebounds, four assists and recovered two balls.
The biggest problem for Harden and the Rockets were the eight turnovers from the team’s 15 turnovers, including four others from point guard Chris Paul, who finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and recovered five turnovers. (EFE).