Bucks Buzz: Suns Pull Off a Stunner Against Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks flirted with disaster last Friday night. They trailed the Bulls by 22 points in the first half then found a way to win the game by 17 points. It was incredible, but the game highlighted Milwaukee’s occasional issue of playing down to an opponent. The same happened yesterday, and this time, it burned Milwaukee. Phoenix used a big second and third quarter to propel against Milwaukee on Friday night. Even though the Bucks came back and led at certain points of the fourth quarter, the Suns found a way to win thanks to a big jumper from Jamal Crawford to win. Sadly, Khris Middleton’s game-winner was a second too late.
Player of the Game: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Not a surprise, right? Giannis played a great game like he has all week at THe Forum. Giannis finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. He made 14-of-16 shots and most of them came right at the rim. Sadly, one of the two misses were at the very end of the game when Antetokounmpo went hero ball trying to get a call on Devin Booker. It didn’t happen and gave the Suns a chance to win. Giannis looked very great in the past few games. He’s been at an MVP level.
Silver Star: Malcolm Brogdon – What a night from The Prez. Brogdon had 22 points with 8-of-10 shooting with a three made 3-pointers. Brogdon did a great job getting to the lane and playing bully ball with the Suns. They did not have answer for the Prez. After a couple tough games, Brogdon’s scoring rising again with 16 points against Portland then 22 versus the Suns last night. He can be an occasional second banana for the team.
One Thing I Liked: Passing the rock like Thanksgiving sides – It’s always a good sign when the team you’re cheering for has 30 assists or better in a game. Milwaukee finished with exactly 30. They were very generous in this one. Bucks definitely were looking for the open man. And if Brook Lopez would have hit three of the 12 3-pointers, the assists would have been at a better rate.
One Thing I Didn’t Like: Brook Lopez builds a house – Man, poor Brook Lopez. He missed 12 threes in this game. Lopez had so many open looks. It wasn’t like Lopez forced any shots, rather, they didn’t fall. That’s the whole difference in the game. If Lopez has a couple of those fall, the game goes to Milwaukee.
Highlight of the night: Giannis 360 Euro-step reverse layup – Yeah I have zero idea how he did this, either.
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Next up: Bucks go with the back-to-back against San Antonio, and their fourth game in six games. Now, the Spurs will be dealing with the same issues. They blew out Indiana tonight without Pau Gasol. Spurs have only won four games in the month of November. They’re not very good. Bucks win this one, they’re 3-1 on this homestand, and if they don’t, it’s a tough 2-2 pill to swallow. Bucks have yet to lose consecutive games this season.