Bucks Buzz Vol. 27: The Cleveland Sweep
When Milwaukee Bucks embarked on the six-game wonky schedule, the thought was ‘If they can go 3-3, it’s probably a good thing.’ Bucks are 2-2 after a sweep from Cleveland in the last two games. Cavaliers gave them the business on Wednesday night pulling away from Milwaukee, 113-102. There’s something special brewing between these two teams.
Player of the Game (Bucks): Giannis Antetokounmpo – You could pick either Giannis or Jabari Parker as they were the only real offense for this team tonight. Antetokounmpo finished with 27 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. He had a nice line tonight where he found his scoring in multiple ways.
(Not) Player of the Game (Bucks): Tony Snell – If the Snelly Cat is going to be a starter, he needs to shoot more than three times a game. I’m wondering when Jason Kidd will pull the trigger and start Malcolm Brogdon. I feel like we are three or four bad Snell stars away from giving the keys to Brogdon.
Player of the Game (Cavaliers): Kyrie Irving – What a game from Kyrie tonight. He had 31 points, 13 assists and six rebounds on 11-of-17 shooting. He found his rhythm early on and never looked back. This makes Cleveland so dangerous on any given night. Sometimes, it’s LeBron James. Other times, it’s Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love
Positive: Giannis and Bari showed no signs of weakness – Antetokounmpo and Parker combined for 55 points tonight. They played great together last night. It’s encouraging to see both on their game on a back-to-back. That’s the type of stamina you want.
Negative: No one else showed up – Bucks only had one other player in double-figits, Brogdon with 11. Other than that, no Milwaukee player really provided any scoring to help out Parker and Giannis. This is the type of game where you need Michael Beasley who can provide a much-needed lift off the bench.
Next Up: Bucks head back home for their final home game of 2016 against Washington Wizards. Bucks fell to Wizards earlier this month when Washington got hot in the fourth quarter. Washington won six of the last eight meetings between the two teams.