WATCH: Rockets’ Star Christian Wood Posterizes Milwaukee Bucks Defender

Published 12/22/2021, 11:40 PM EST
Dec 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (35) puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks guard Rodney Hood (5) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (23) and at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports


When the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets were scheduled for a face-off, surprisingly, it was not a no-brainer. While the Bucks are one of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference, the Houston Rockets trail at the end of the Western Conference standings. However, the Bucks are quite short-handed and hadn’t played since December 18 because of players entering the league’s health and safety protocols.

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So, the moment when Rockets’ Christian Wood dropped this amazing dunk on a Bucks defender, fans were actually scared and worried for a second there.

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Fortunately, Milwaukee was able to seal this vital victory and get back to their winning ways.

Christian Wood’s dunk stole the show

The Milwaukee Bucks had entered this game with two losses on their backs. The Rockets had just suffered defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. The last time these two teams met, the Bucks had easily triumphed over the Houston Rockets. However, fans were a little worried this time, since Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t going to be playing.

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However, Milwaukee did a great job holding the fort in his absence. They were able to keep a considerable lead almost throughout the game and ended the night with a blowout 126-106 victory against them.

Dec 28, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Houston Rockets forward Christian Wood (35) reacts following a three point basket made in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

While the game looked completely one-sided, Christian Wood was able to steal the limelight from the Bucks with his incredible dunk on Jordan Nwora. In fact, he even finished the night as the lead scorer with 20 points and 11 rebounds under his name.

The Milwaukee Bucks now have some momentum

Sealing this victory has helped them improve their record to 20-13 and they are third in the Eastern Conference. One must also remember that the Bucks won the NBA Championship last year.

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Dec 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) puts up a shot against Houston Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate (8) in the first half at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

If they want to keep up their record, the wins need to pour in. Now that they have gathered some momentum, they should be better prepared for their matchup against the Dallas Mavericks.

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One cannot say the same about the Rockets. They do not appear to be in a position to secure the playoff berth. We can only wait and see where they stand at the end of the season.

 

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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