Bucks Come Alive versus San Antonio
What the hell happened? Milwaukee Bucks looked like a different team on Sunday afternoon when they played the San Antonio Spurs. After a tough second quarter, Milwaukee dominated the third quarter scoring 41 points, and they were able to close out San Antonio despite a late push by the Spurs. This isn’t the Bucks team we saw draw some viritol in the last few weeks. This looked a team poised for a playoff run beyond the first round. Is this a mirage or the start something else for Milwaukee? This West Coast trip will be very telling for Milwaukee as they try to work their way back up in the playoff mix.
Did Joe Prunty finally figure out his roster?
I’m going to offer a theory that you can either take or tell me I’m fucking crazy. Prunty didn’t really know how this roster worked with all of its pieces. If you think about it, Brandon Jennings hasn’t been there for longer than a few weeks. Shabazz Muhammad arrived a few days prior, Tyler Zeller has been banged up most of the month, Giannis dealt with an injury too plus Tony Snell hit a cold streak knocking him out of the starting lineup. Not to mention, Jabari Parker’s minutes needed to be adjusted a little bit. Maybe, Pruty finally has a better grasp on what the Bucks should look like. They played their most complete game in over a month.
All about the Bazz and Young Buck bench lineup
There’s something there with Shabazz Muhammad and Brandon Jennings. Who knows if that stems from old Drew League games as both are California residents in the offseason. They look smooth together and like the push the issue. With a lot of bench units, that causes some problems. Prunty put Giannis with the bench guys and that led to great third quarter that overwhelmed San Antonio. My guess is you’ll see more it as the final couple of games go on.
Bucks are suddenly shooting threes
Last week on the Tapping The Keg podcast program, I implored the Bucks to shoot more threes. It appears they may have listened. They attempted 27 today which brings them to a grand total of 57 for the weekend. Let’s keep an eye on this on the West Coast. Milwaukee appeared to be more inclined to shoot threes as they’ve been over 25 attempted threes since the Cleveland game, and if you look at the last four prior the Cavs game, Milwaukee’s highest three-point attempts were 25.
Milwaukee heads out West to play Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Bucks struggled against the Clippers last Wednesday, but they nearly came back with Giannis not being in the game. They’re going to need a better strategy against DeAndre Jordan. Wonder if Prunty would start Tyler Zeller to avoid Jordan going off like he did last game.