This last week the Bucks played the 76er’s twice, and were able to beat them both times in a little Eastern Conference battle. The Bucks and 76er’s have been east rivals for a while, but especially recently with previous battles in the playoffs. Giannis and Joel Embiid continuously go at it on the court and it is really fun to watch. This time, Giannis and the Bucks were able to prevail both times. Giannis was attacking the rim all game while Brook Lopez was shooting the lights out from three. Since Giannis has been back, he has been scoring more and seems to be really healthy. I’m hoping he can continue to play like this through the playoffs soon so we can make a deep run. Jrue holiday was putting up decent numbers as well and passing as always. Khris Middleton played decent the first game with 24 points, but didn’t make one field goal the second game and only scored 4 points from free throws. He hasn’t been playing his best recently and I think he needs to improve this before the playoffs start. Let me know what you guys think in the comments!
The past couple of weeks, Giannis has been out with a knee injury though was able to come back last night to play against the Hawks. Before that, the bucks played the Orlando magic and the Minnesota timberwolves. Though Giannis was out, we were able to secure the win in both of those games. Khris Middleton played well in these games scoring above 20 points in each game. The timberwolves game showed that we can have multiple players scoring effectively in a game. Khris Middleton had 27 points shooting 9-15, Brook Lopez had 18 points, Jrue Holiday had 15, Connaughton and Forbes both had 14 points and Bobby Portis scored 13. Our entire team was able to score against the timberwolves and it was a good game to watch. Last night against the Hawks was a good game all around as well. No one scored a big amount with points all around. Jrue had 24 though and was getting great passes off with 7 assists as well. Brook Lopez was hitting deep threes and also getting to the paint with strength which was nice to see. And Giannis came back scoring 15 points which isn’t bad considering he just came back from injury. If we can continue to play with consistency and get everyone to score, we can make a good playoff run and see the finals too. Let me know what you guys think!
The past few games the bucks have played, we had Giannis sitting out and played a couple of good teams. We beat the kings without Giannis by one point, which I have no complaints about if our superstar was out and we got a win. We then lost both to the Warriors and the Mavericks. The game against the warriors was pretty embarrassing I would say. We had a decent lead throughout the game, but then of course Steph Curry wants to have a crazy shooting night and put up 41 points. Even with Jrue Holiday defending him, he can score on anybody with ease. So we almost won that game but came up short at the end. The game against the Mavs wasn’t much different. We played pretty well the first three quarters but then in the fourth we fell apart. Jrue Holiday was showing his offensive package though and it was really nice to see. Along with that Brook Lopez was having a vintage shooting night as well. He was shooting all over the mid-range, and also from three. It just wasn’t enough to get the win though. I feel like if Giannis was in, he would’ve been able to help with the length on defense because Porzingis is so tall and lengthy. Let me know what you guys think!
In a recent loss against the Knicks, it was our first loss in a while after having a big win streak. Although we took this loss, we didn’t have any of our starters in except for Brook, and had our rookies in and bench players. We didn’t lose by much and I must say I was actually kind of impressed by how our team played. Jordan Nwora was going off from the three point line. I’m glad we finally got to see him with some minutes because I believe he is going to be a special player. Thanasis Antentokounmpo was also going off and hit some crazy shots that I didn’t believe went in. Overall we learned a lot about our young players in this game and I think that they will be much better in the future and be great in fact. Let me know what you guys think and have any questions!