Lillard finished with 39 points – the highest mark in franchise history in a debut -, eight rebounds and four assists. Besides him, who also had a great performance was Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks’ big star had 23 points and 12 rebounds.
On the Sixers side, Tyrese Maxey compensated for the absence of James Harden, who is away from the franchise, with 31 points. Kelly Oubre Jr made his debut for the team and had 27 points. Joel Embiidthe main star, had 22 points and seven rebounds.
The game had two distinct halves. In the first half, the Bucks dominated and the home team opened up a good advantage. After halftime, Philly managed to balance things out and kept the game tight until the final stretch.
It was there that the city of Milwaukee witnessed its first example of the Dame Time. With two fundamental baskets and a foul suffered in the last 2 minutes, Lillard secured the victory in his debut.
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