The Milwaukee Bucks had the best customary season record in the NBA and the hypothetical normal season MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo and came into Game 1 of their first round arrangement slotxo against the Orlando Magic as 14-point top picks on Tuesday.
While Giannis had 31 focuses, 17 bounce back and seven helps, Orlando restricted Milwaukee to 43.3% shooting from the field in a stunning 122-110 surprise win from the air pocket at Disney World. Elite player Khris Middleton had only 14 focuses on 4-of-12 shooting, Brook Lopez had only five and the Bucks' powerful seat was outscored 37-35 by Orlando's stores. George Hill was Milwaukee's second-driving scorer with 16.
The Magic got 35 focuses and 14 bounce back from All-Star Nikola Vucevic, 18 off the seat from Terrence Ross, 15 each from Markelle Fultz and Gary Clark and 11 focuses and 11 helps from D.J. Augustin. Orlando shot 49.4% from the field and 39% from three and hit 18 of 18 from the line against the best resistance in the class in spite of being without Aaron Gordon and Michael Carter-Williams.
Antetokounmpo shot only 1-for-5 in the fourth quarter, while Evan Fournier ventured up gigantic in the last time frame, scoring every one of the nine of his focuses on three 3-pointers. Milwaukee shot 18-for-28 from the foul line as a group, far more atrocious than its 74.2% ordinary season normal, which was fourth-most exceedingly awful in the alliance.
Each group is qualified for an off game, however few in the event that anybody anticipated that the Bucks should lay an egg in the main round of cycle one. Orlando has a background marked by Game 1 bombshells, stunning the reviled Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the first round a year ago. The Raptors won four straight against the Magic and proceeded to win their first NBA title.
Since the Bucks have lost, lead trainer Mike Budenholzer needs to get his highest level barrier in the groove again and get significantly more from Middleton, Wes Matthews, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo and the Lopez twins.
Orlando basically drove the whole game, yet Antetokounmpo was predominantly a non-factor in the fourth quarter. Milwaukee won't be winning any title this year if that happens more than once in an arrangement. Be that as it may, a motivation behind why the Bucks are substantial top picks to win the East isn't simply because of the Greek Freak but since they have one of the NBA's most profound groups. That profundity was altogether beaten in Game 1, humiliated in what should be a Tuesday evening bit of hindsight.