Bucks Buzz Vol. 66: Vince Carter Turns Back The Clock
Milwaukee Bucks were riding high heading into Memphis with a six-game winning streak. They faced Memphis Grizzlies who had lost five straight games before taking on Milwaukee. This turned into a must-win for Grizzlies, and for a team with as much pride as Memphis has, this should have been an obvious sign of the wall. Vince Carter decided to throw it back until his heyday, and he helped power Memphis past Milwaukee.
Player of the Game (Bucks): Malcolm Brogdon – Welcome back, Prez. He dealt with a back issue which knocked him out of the Indiana and Minnesota games, but Brogdon came back with a fury. He scored 15 points with three 3-pointers and eight assists off the bench. I didn’t expect him to deliver like that tonight. Wonder if he will be the starter when the team goes to Los Angeles.
(Not) Player of the Game (Bucks) – Khris Middelton – One of his rougher nights of the year with 11 points only making two of eight shots. Middleton didn’t really have it for this one. Part of reason Milwaukee struggled early on was a combination of Giannis Antetokounmpo getting into foul trouble early, and Middleton with only three points.
Player of the Game (Memphis): Vince Carter – What can you say about Vince Carter tonight? He killed me in multiple ways. I’m not here to bitch about bad DraftKings breaks but deciding to go against a combination of Ricky Rubio and VC cost me about 45 dollars or so. Unreal. We’ll live another day. Carter had such a great game with 24 points making all eight shots including six threes. Not sure if this will happen, but it was cool to see one of the best still delivering the goods.
Positive: Held on without Giannis early – There wasn’t much to really to be happy about in this game. No one really played spectacularly. So let’s focus on Milwaukee didn’t let themselves get their asses kicked in first half. Antetokounmpo has to be better about fouling. I realize it’s going to get better with time, but it’s frustrating.
Negative: Guard Vince Carter please – Milwaukee Bucks defense in the first half sucked out loud. There were way too many open buckets for Carter and the rest of Grizzlies. This talk about Bucks fixing their defense should be put on hold. Let’s see a few games against actually good teams in the next couple weeks, okay?
Next up: Milwaukee gets a primetime game on ESPN on Wednesday night taking on Los Angeles Clippers. It should be an exciting game as both teams showed a chippy nature between each other