Bucks Save Themselves From Embarrassment
Milwaukee Bucks were down 74-54 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter. This Minnesota team was fresh off a back-to-back where they won in overtime, and Milwaukee received an asskicking the next night. It looked very ugly. Milwaukee appeared to have quit on Jason Kidd, and Jason Kidd looked like he quit on the organization. The whole thing was a mess. Slowly but surely, Milwaukee came back to somehow win this game in convincing fashion. Bucks finished on a 48-22 run. I’m still at a loss for words on how it happened.
Eric Bledsoe took over in the fourth quarter
We need to talk about Eric Bledsoe deserving a spot on the All-Star team. Bledsoe continues to be a catalyst for this basketball team. He can carry the load and took advantage of Tyus Jones being out with a finger injury for part of the fourth quarter. Bledsoe finished with 25 points and 16 of them coming in the fourth quarter. He’s a lighting rod for this team.
Tony Snell continues to struggle post-injury
One of the things to keep an eye on for the next couple of weeks is Tony Snell. He continues to struggle after coming back from his knee injury. Snell is shooting 32 percent from the field and only 25 percent from three. Bucks might need to find him more opportunities to get hot again. Snell could be regressing a little bit from a hot start. Let’s give it another week or two before we start talking about regression.
Jason Kidd conundrum continues on
Sure, this is a good win by the Milwaukee bucks, but let it not distract you from Kidd coached a dead team for nearly a whole game (They might have been hungover, but we’ll not subject you to that tin foil theory). Also, Kidd decided to play Sterling Brown because he was the first player off the bench. Yes, that’s a real quote from him. He’s trying to get fired and it’s truly impressive.
Milwaukee heads to Oklahoma City for a daunting back-to-back. Bucks haven’t been good in the back-to-back scenarios this season, and they were waxed by this Thunder team when they were not hot. Bad news, they’re red hot with six straight wins. Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams will be a real problem for this squad tomorrow night.