Giannis and the Bucks took care of business against the Wolves with the debut of their interim head coach Chris Finch. Giannis put up 37 points, had eight rebounds and eight assist as the Bucks defeated the Wolves 130-112.
Bryn Forbes was magnificent as he had a season high 23 points. The Bucks shot 53.5% overall from the field and we they went 20 of 42 from the 3-point line. The spotlight for the Wolves was Karl-Anthony Townes and Malik Beasley who each put up 26 points.
To start the game the game was really going back and forth. It was a close game until the Bucks went on a 21-3 run to end the half and into the third quarter. The Bucks ended up being up 82 to 62. That is when the game was over.
With Finch as their new head coach he said in an interview after the game “Every game’s a game to learn from. “We’ve just got to try to up our physicality on defense. I think that’s what I’d like to see going into the next game.”
The Bucks on the other hand are beating up on weak teams which is a positive sight but does it really matter. The Bucks need to start doing this against good teams. It is clear that the East is way weaker than it was last year. The West is still as dominate as ever but we are seeing how Covid has affected these teams.
Jrue Holiday has been out due to the leagues safety protocols still. It seems like he will be making his return soon because he is now back in the building on the sidelines.
The Bucks have been beating weak teams all year. When it comes down to good teams that is where we have been struggling. It does seem like the Bucks bench has been becoming better and better. Bobby Portis has been playing phenomenal basketball all year. He is going to be a big part of the Bucks success.
Loved you write up this week, It definitely has a full focus on what the team has been up to over the last few days.