Bucks Star Ratings: Milwaukee Dominates New York From Start to Finish
Milwaukee Bucks began the second half of the season at the confines of Fiserv Forum. It has been a place that Milwaukee liked this season. The record is very good at home, and Bucks hope more fans will be joining the party as the year goes out. The city announced that Milwaukee can expand to 18% next Saturday evening against San Antonio. The Bucks began their second half with a bang beating the New York Knicks 134-101. It is not like New York has been a slouch this season. Milwaukee putting 134 against a good defensive team says a lot about this offense. Here’s who were the top performers tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Great night for the Greek Freak. He had a triple-double in 29 minutes. Let’s mark Julius Randle as another guy who cannot handle Giannis in the Eastern Conference. He went to work tonight with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The big stat lines keep adding up for Giannis.
Bryn Forbes – You gotta love when Bryn Forbes decides to bring the flamethrower out. He could not miss tonight. Seven threes, all of them went in. You wonder if there are more opportunities for him as he continues to grow in Mike BUdenholzer’s system. I hate to be a dick but… He has to do it against good teams. It would be an interesting look at what Forbes’ points per game against .500 or worse teams compared to those that are .500 or better. He does not have these 20 point games against the better competition in the league.
Pat Connaughton – Not sure if Pat was one of the 150 NBA guys in Miami or what, but a tough night for him when everyone was else was cooking. He registered a total of one point in 20 minutes. He missed five of his six shots. It was not a good night for the Bucks’ bench player aka the New Ersan.
Next up: Milwaukee gets set to play Washington for the first time this season. Now, Washington is a bit better than they were earlier in the year. Interested to see what the Bucks do matchup-wise with Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton versus Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal. Washington will be playing Philly tomorrow night so coming in off a back-to-back too.