TWolves 113 Bucks 108 – Bring Your Best Every Night
Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. It is the Bucks’ first loss to Minnesota since 2018, and it is their first home loss to the Timberwolves since 2013. Weird night for the Bucks where nothing seemed to go in for players not named Giannis Antetokounmpo. One thing I talked about in my review was the commentary from Lisa Byington, new Bucks announcer, that you have to be at your best every night. When you’re the champs, people are going to want to beat you. Here’s my review from last night’s game.
BUCKS GAME REVIEW: T’Wolves won’t be the only team who gives the Bucks’ their best. Happens when you’re the champs. #Bucks #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/9BXtWjGbjj
— Tapping The Keg Sports (@TappingTheKeg) October 28, 2021
As you can tell in the video, it is not a loss that entirely phases me. Part of me knows that the Bucks are going to have their struggles here and there. And after winning a championship, there is not the urgency to be great every night. The pressure is off. Would I like the Bucks to win every game they play? Yes. Do I think they should protect their homecourt? Also yes. But things like this will happen where no one has it besides Antetokounmpo. He was stellar, the rest of the team was not. Antetokounmpo finished with 40 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists. Only Khris Middleton and Grayson Allen made it past double digits.
Minnesota is a fun ballclub, and they’re definitely one of the surprises of the league thus far joining Cleveland, Chicago, Washington. Not sure if it will be sustainable for the young Wolves, but they have a nice core group here that could make a true impact moving forward. They got a lot of shit for their coaching search was handled, but it looks like they have a great guy at the helm.