Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans: Top 5 viral match highlights

On Thursday Milwaukee Bucks travelled to Louisiana for the match against New Orleans Pelicans. However, by the end New Orleans Pelicans won the game over Milwaukee Bucks by 107-100.

Varun Sarwate
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On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks travelled to Louisiana for the match against the New Orleans Pelicans. In their previous meeting, the Milwaukee Bucks won the game over the New Orleans Pelicans by 147- 117. New Orleans Pelicans aimed to end the season by securing their place into the playoffs of in the Western Conference. The trio of Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard and Giannis Anetetokounmpo were given the green light to play in the Milwaukee Bucks' attacking strategy. 

In the first quarter of the match, the game got a slow start as both teams were not able to find an attacking move. In the starting 12 minutes of the opening half, the New Orleans Pelicans managed to take the lead by 26-25. The second half the game got more pace as the New Orleans Pelicans were dominating Milwaukee Bucks's defence. The New Orleans Pelicans attack was led by Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas and CJ McCollum took advantage by scoring 61-45 by the time of halftime.

Even though the New Orleans Pelicans had an upper hand in the game, Malik Beasley and Giannis Antetokounmpo managed to get 12 points each as they kept the hope of winning the game. However, by the end, the New Orleans Pelicans won the game over the Milwaukee Bucks by 107-100.

Here are the top 5 movements of the match that went viral:

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo passes Zion Williamson to score a point

Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an aggressive style. During the play against Zion Williamson, Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to his left and quickly completed a spin move to escape Williamson, finishing in an extended stretched layup with no defensive challenge.

4. Larry Nance gets point over Giannis Antetokounmpo

After receiving a pass from CJ McCollum Larry Nance got the advantage to score. Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to stop him with the side defender but failed to do so as Larry Nance got the point easily. 

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points for the team

As Milwaukee Bucks got control in the third quarter Giannis Antetokounmpo Lonely scored 16 back-to-back points. He was drawing fouls, taking the mid-range jump and cutting short the difference from 14 points to 3. 

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo's foul saga with Zion Williamson

Giannis Antetokounmpo took a drive from the top of the key on Zion Williamson, which resulted in his fifth foul of the game. Bucks coach Doc Rivers immediately requested a challenge, which successfully reversed the initial decision. This important decision saved Antetokounmpo from his fifth foul, giving the Bucks another chance to stay in the game.

1. Herb Jones steals the ball from Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley of the Milwaukee Bucks was in the left corner and was not taking a shot. He found himself with limited options to pass the ball to his teammate. While trying to make a pass to the 3-point line Herb Jones managed to steal the ball. Zion Williamson went on with pace to score that won the game for the New Orleans Pelicans.