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Printed: Sun, January 27, 2019 7:37 PM
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The Milwaukee Bucks have the NBA’s handiest story, entering Chesapeake Enviornment with a 35-12 story Sunday evening. However the Reveal beat the Bucks 118-112 in a rousing game that fortified hope that OKC can play with the league’s handiest squads.
Listed right here are three immediate takeaways from the Reveal victory:
* Paul George was as soon as incredible down the stretch. The Reveal led 101-87 with six minutes left nonetheless let Milwaukee catch motivate within the game. The Bucks scored on eight of 9 possessions, and Eric Bledsoe’s three-point with 1:09 drew Milwaukee within one hundred ten-107. But George, who had driven to a dunk on his earlier possession, nailed a ineffective-undercover agent three-pointer to protect the Bucks at bay. George’s numbers had been MVP mighty themselves – 36 aspects on 12-of-21 taking pictures, along with eight-of-12 from three-point fluctuate, to jog along with Thirteen rebounds. The Reveal outscored Milwaukee by Sixteen aspects right thru George’s 38 minutes on the court.
* The Reveal’s defense on Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was as soon as correct. The MVP candidate (approved?) scored obliging three first-half of aspects and missed all six of his photos. The Reveal’s defensive strategy of guarding the Greek Freak with the prolonged Jerami Grant labored smartly, since that allowed Steve Adams or Nerlens Noel to return from the bottom and help provide protection to the rim. Antetokounmpo was as soon as diminished to taking pictures three-pointers within the 1/three quarter, and to his credit, he made two. You may perchance perchance moreover’t protect a gigantic participant down, and Antetokounmpo ended up with 27 aspects and 18 rebounds, nonetheless he made obliging eight of twenty-two photos.
* Take into accout the times when the Reveal was as soon as sunk if Russell Westbrook played poorly? As of late are over. Westbrook made obliging two of 10 photos within the predominant half of and completed the game taking pictures 5-of-20, befitting the Westbrick nickname given him just a few days ago by Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic. However the Reveal aloof dominated loads of the game. Westbrook, to his credit, aloof impacts the game even when in a taking pictures lunge – he had a triple double by the pause of the fourth quarter and completed with Thirteen aspects, Thirteen rebounds and eleven assists. However the Reveal was as soon as outscored by eleven aspects right thru Westbrook’s 36 minutes on the court. It’s a gigantic designate that OKC can live to say the tale that more or less performance from Westbrook.
Oklahoma City’s Paul George (Thirteen) dribbles as Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon (Thirteen) defends right thru an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Reveal at Chesapeake Vitality Enviornment in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat author, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew…
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