Bucks Buzz Vol. 12: Comeback Attempt Falls Just Short
A part of me thought Milwaukee Bucks were going to comeback and win this game versus Golden State Warriors. My Uber driver had no idea how to turn Bucks game on the radio so I streamed it in the backseat for the final minutes. As ‘Run This Town’ plays from the speakers, I thought things might be different for Milwaukee. That didn’t happen. Amid a couple great defensive stops, Milwaukee couldn’t complete the comeback losing 124-120
Player of the Game (Bucks) – Jabari Parker: Pick your poison when Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 58 points, but Parker played more effectively with 28 points on 11-18 shooting. Jabari also added five rebounds and six assists. He looked really good out there. One positive takeaway from this game is it felt like Parker and Antetokounmpo bought belonged with the best players.
(Not) Player of the Game (Bucks)- Greg Monroe: We’re probably going to have a longer blog post about what needs to be done with Greg Monroe, but it feels like the relationship has officially fractured and needs to likely end. He played two minutes, and a grand total of 10 minutes in his last three games.
Player of the Game (Warriors) – Klay Thompson: Much was made about Klay Thompson being ‘frustrated’ with the new Warriors team, and since then, he’s went off in two games. Thompson had 29 points with five made threes and sealed the game for Golden State last night. Thompson is always a sneaky Milwaukee enemy for this comments made about the city, and it’s always disappointing when he succeeds against Bucks.
Positive: Plums finally got going – Miles Plumlee isn’t have a great season at all. He had been looking like new-age Dan Gadzuric out there, but there were signs of life on Saturday night. Not sure if it’s an aberration though with how bad Golden State has been against big men this season. We’ll wait and see on Plums.
Negative: Rebounding needs work – As noted Golden State’s big men are nothing special yet somehow, they were able to get 18 offensive rebounds on Bucks. That’s not going to win you games against Golden State. They are too good of an offense to give them extra possessions. Bucks need to crash the glass harder.
Next up: This isn’t a must-win for Milwaukee, but they need to show up against Orlando on Monday night at home. They have Toronto and Cleveland with an Orlando road trip in there as well. If Bucks can finish the month with seven wins, it’s a success.