The Milwaukee Bucks faced off against the Charlotte Hornets last night winning 114-104. this was the 3rd game between the two teams this year in the Bucs have lost the previous two and they knew they could not be swept by the Hornets this season. Bucs were led by Giannis who had 29 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists along with Brook Lopez adding 22 points. Giannis went 11 for 19 from the fuel and went five for five from the free-throw line as well. Giannis quotes “we came out with focus knowing they had beat us twice we wanted to get one and not get swept” (ESPN). Giannis got a little angry when PJ Washington from the Hornets tried to intentionally trip him after he stole the ball from him. Bucks Brook Lopez shot 9 from 12 from the field dominating both ends of the paint on both sides of the floor. With the help of seven-foot Brook Lopez outrebounded the Hornets 48 to 38. Bucks lead at halftime 62 to 45 with the help of Giannis both offensively and defensively. The Bucks were only up by four points with four minutes left but Terry Rozier missed a key 3 pointer in Giannis answered with a dunk off a lethal spin move on the other end. Hornets coach believes that the team is moving in the right direction which is great but they are struggling right now with injuries due to Gordon Hayward LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk. The bucks will travel to Houston to take on the Rockets at 7:00 o’clock tonight, hopefully, this should be an easy game for Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Bucks to con the Phoenix Suns at home losing by one point in a foul call with seconds left. Devin Booker had the winning free throw to secure the win for the Suns. Chris Paul led the Suns with 22 points 13 assists and seven rebounds. Chris Paul took over Magic Johnson’s all-time assist total with 10,145 for fifth place in NBA history. Malik Bridges had 21 points in DeAndre Ayton had 20 for the Suns. for the bucks, Giannis had 33, Middleton had 26, and Holiday at 25. Giannis missed the last four minutes of overtime because of a cramp in his calf. Box with one if he stayed in the game. Giannis quotes, “At the time you don’t know what it is,” Antetokounmpo who said at his Zoom session he was feeling better after receiving postgame treatment. “It might be a cramp. It might be a strain. It’s just a sharp pain in your calves and your muscle’s tightening up. I didn’t know right away it was a cramp” (ESPN). DiVincenzo returned to the starting line about her missing two straight games with a sprained toe he had nine points in 31 minutes of play. Thunder looking like a pretty good team throughout the season and in Chris Paul and Jae Crowder to the lineup. The Bucks will take on the Philadelphia 76 years at home on April 22nd at 6:00 o’clock. hopefully, they can bounce back from their tough call against the Suns.
With Giannis of the lineup, the Bucks were able to pull off a massive win against the Timberwolves 130-105. The bucks were led by Khris Middleton who had 27 points eight rebounds and seven assists within only three-quarters of play. Brook Lopez added 18 points and eight rebounds along with drew holiday having 15 points. The Bucs had the biggest lead of the night with 30 points early in the fourth quarter knowing that they’re going to win. The Bucs have lost their past six of nine games after losing to Orlando 124-87 on Sunday. Middleton quotes “it was a great effort all around from everybody who stepped up on the court come just trying to play the right way compete defend” (ESPN). The past six games Bucks are three and three without star MVP Giannis Antetokoumpo. Milwaukee is the number third seed controlled in the playoffs entering a three-game deficit behind the Brooklyn Nets in the Philadelphia 76ers. For the Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards had 24 points going 5-11 from the 3-point range. The Wolves have lost their last 11 out of 15 games. The Bucs had scored 45 points in the third quarter which is their second-highest all season long. Karl Anthony Town missed his second consecutive game due to personal reasons for the surrounding one-year anniversary of his mother’s death due to COVID-19. The bucks have been looking good without star Giannis and they will continue to play tonight as they travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks.
The bucks in the Warriors were fighting all night to see who could come out with the win. Unfortunately for the Bucks, there was one point short in the loss to the Golden State Warriors with the final score being 122-121. Kelly Oubre Jr. from the Warriors converted a pair of three free throws with seven seconds left to give Golden State the lead in the Bucs were not able to pull off the buzzer-beater win. with Giannis being out, the Bucks struggled on the offensive side even though putting up 121 points wasn’t enough. Stephen Curry quotes “we all knew how much this was needed and you want to maintain that joy and energy and hopefully come Friday, Saturday put together two really good performances and give yourself a chance to win and sustain that” (ESPN). Khris Middleton along with Jrue holiday put up 58 points together. This was Giannis his second game sitting out due to a little pain in his left knee. after warmups, his knee was hurting him a little bit so he made the decision to not play in tonight’s game. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was pleased to see how the team responded after a very tough week on the Golden State Warriors schedule. Bucs travel to Dallas to take on The Mavericks at 8:00 o’clock tonight. hopefully honest will return but we don’t know. Mavs star Luka Doncic, he’s hoping to bring home a home game win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks traveled to Los Angles to take on the Clippers last night and fell short 129-105. The Clippers hit 19 three-pointers to secure the win, and continue their six-game winning streak. For the Clippers, they were lead by Marcus Morris who had 25 points, along with three other starters who had 20 points. Kawhi Leonard had 23 points with nine rebounds, and guard Luke Kennard had his season-high with 21. Paul George was still injured for last night’s game, but with their shooting, they were unstoppable. The Clippers won the rebounding matchup 46-23 with 25 points off second chances. For the Bucks, Giannis lead the team with 32 points and going 10-12 at the free-throw line. Jrue Holiday contributed with 24 points as well. The Bucks are tied for first with the average of points per game with is 119.3. Bucks shot 68% in the first quarter giving them an 18-3 run and had a lead of 12. The Clippers only lead 57-55 at halftime, so Bucks were in it throughout the first half. Clippers had a 13 point lead heading into the fourth quarter and Milwaukee couldn’t separate the difference. Milwaukee has been lacking on the defensive side the past few games giving up an excessive amount of points and second-chance opportunities for teams. Bucks coach Budenholzer agrees that they need to step up on the defense in order to win some more games and perform in the playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks take an easy win over the Indiana Pacers 140-113 in last nights performance. Giannis Antetokounmpo was out due to injury to his left knee. Jrue Holliday led the way with 28 points and 14 assists to keep the Bucks rolling on their seven game winning streak. The Bucks shot 61% from beyond the arc and 56% overall. Coach Budenholzer does not know if Giannis will be playing in tonights game against the Celtics. With Giannis out, Connaughton made his first starting appearance shooting 6-7 from three and helped out the team with his 20 points. The Bucks had made a trade earlier in the week for Forward P.J. Tucker from the Houston Rockets. The Pacers on the other hand, have multiple injuries to some key players on their team. Malcom Brogdon, Miles Turner, and T.J. Warren. Coach Bjorkgren believe’s Brogdon and Turner’s injuries are minor and should return to the lineup soon enough. Buck’s had a hot start since the beginning of the game going 9-10 from three leading 48-26 by the end of the first quarter. Milwaukee continued to keep hitting their shots leading them to the big victory. Bucks look to keep the streak going even with Giannis out, if they keep hitting their shots, they should be fine.
The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards last night 133-122. Giannis carried them with his third triple-double in a row with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. The bucks also continue their win streak to four. Bucks made this game interesting by having a 26 point lead in the third quarter slip away to only five points until Giannis scored four straight points to put them up by double digits and seal the game. Giannis quotes, ” I’m not Kobe, I just try to be a basketball player” (ESPN). He understands that it is not just all about him, he tries to do the best for himself but more for the team. Giannis has said in the past that he just wants to win and doesn’t care about MVP or any other awards. Coach Budenholzer says, “”The way he’s playing and creating for others and creating for himself and getting to the free-throw line, he’s in a good place. He’s playing great basketball” (ESPN). Giannis is just the third player to have three triple-doubles in three consecutive games. The two other players who have done this are Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler. After these four consecutive wins, the Bucks are only back a half-game from the Nets and two games back from the 76ers. The Bucks looked very well shooting 55% from the field and shooting 40% from beyond the arc. The Bucks have a big game tomorrow night against Joel Embiid and the Philly 76ers. With this win, they will only be one game back from the 76ers for the number one spot in the Eastern Conference.
It is one to being an All Star in the NBA, but to win the MVP of the All Star Game as well. Giannis Antetokounmpo received the Kobe Bryant MVP Award after the game. Giannis was part of team Lebron for the game as they took the victory last night against team Durant. The final score was170-150. Giannis ended up going 16-16 on field goals and scoring a game high 35 points for the win. He has now set the NBA All Star Game record for most makes without a miss in an entire game after this performance. He banked in two three pointers throughout the game and quoted, ” You know, usually it is closed [on Sundays],” (ESPN). He was referring to the bank being closed, but for him, it was open in the after hours. Giannis has played in his fifth All Star Game now, and he continues his legacy and his passion for the game. Giannis had a great time at the All Star Game in Atlanta, and he was happy that his son could see him play. Bucks fans hope that Giannis can take this shooting percentage into the next game against the New York Knicks on March 11th. The Bucks currently stand third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-14.
The Milwaukee Bucks lose bad the the Denver Nuggets at home last night. Final score was 128-97, this will snap the Buck’s five game winning streak. Nikola Jokic (Joker) had a triple double with, 37 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds in the win. This is his ninth on the season. Nuggets coach explained how Jokic never gets fatigue on the court and always performs in clutch times. Also mentioned when he was on the bench that he joined huddles, cheered up his teammates, and always made jokes. Nuggets star point guard, Jamal Murray had 24 points on the night which now have the Nuggets continue their three game win streak. Nuggets shot 55.8% on the night, which has been the highest the Bucks have seen all season. Coach Malone of the Nuggets quotes, ” It’s definitely up there for best win of the year” (ESPN). Giannis had 27 points for the bucks along with eight rebounds, but was not even close to enough to hold off the hot Nuggets. Coach Bud quotes, “We just were not good against the zone” (ESPN). Bucks looked rough shooting against the zone. Giannis shot 10-15 overall in the first quarter, but was not enough to stop the Nuggets who ended the quarter on a 15-2 run. The momentum was in the Nuggets favor leading into the second quarter when they extended their lead to 21 points. Nuggets continued to have a double digit lead throughout the whole second half of the game. Bucks travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzles tomorrow night to bounce back from a dramatic loss against Denver.
The Milwaukee Bucks are on a three game winning streak with the win last night against the Timberwolves at home. The Bucks found out a way to attack the strategy from the Timberwolves new Head Coach, Chris Finch. Antetokoumpo lead the team with 37 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the win in only 29 minutes of play time. Giannis sat the whole fourth quarter until coach decided to put him back in with 3:49 seconds remained of the game. Unfortunately for the Wolves, this is their fifth straight loss in a row, having them lost their past nine out of 10 games. The Wolves now have the worst record in the NBA of 7-25. If the Bucks would of lost to them, that would of been a real disappointment for Bucks fans. Finch quotes, “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.”(ESPN 2021). Bucks looked very good from the floor in last night’s performance shooting 53.5% overall and went 20-42 from deep. That is pretty tough numbers to stop for a defense. Forbes for the Bucks had a season high to his record with 23 points as well. Coach Bud believed that ball movement and unselfishness stood out to him in last nights performance. KAT (Karl-Anthony Towns) along with Malik Beasley dropped 26 points for the Wolves, which was not nearly enough to take down the red hot Bucks. This matchup was back and forth between the teams, until Milwaukee went on a 21-3 run late in the second quarter. Bucks will stay at home as they take on Zion and the Pelicans Thursday night!