Bucks Steamroll Pistons For Second Straight Game
Milwaukee Bucks are feasting on the lesser opponents in the league. Milwaukee won three straight games. They’re against Chicago and Detroit. But as Icona Pop once said, “I don’t careeeeee”. A winning streak is a winning streak. And it’s a good one for the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee dominated Detroit for the second straight game for a 130-115 victory. This game looked much closer than it actually was with the Bucks leading by as many as 34 points in this one.
Player of the Game: Khris Middleton – Good night for Khris Middleton. He had 23 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. He made five three-pointers. He only had three turnovers tonight which was an improvement over the six that he had on Monday. Middleton found his stroke in the third quarter and kept the lead at a sizable margin.
Honorable Mention: Bobby Portis – You have to show some love to Bobby for his effort in the first eight games of the season. This is his third double-double in eight games. Portis scored 14 points with 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. Now all of that came in the first half for scoring, but that’s okay. That is the type of spark that Milwaukee needs off their bench. He has become Milwaukee’s most reliable guy off the bench. The former Arkansas product is thriving in Bud’s system and getting more minutes as the season goes on.
What went right for the Bucks – They laid down the hammer early and often not letting Detroit get an inch: It’s a little different because Los Angeles was on the road, but take the Lakers as an example with Memphis early this week. They blew out Memphis in the first game then the next one went down to the wire. Bucks didn’t let that happen. They scored 44 in the first quarter and 82 for the half.
What also went right for the Bucks – The new guys are starting to get their sea legs: We’ve seen this now in a few games. DJ Augustin, Portis, Bryn Forbes are all starting to feel comfortable. Forbes had a nice play with Giannis early in this one but did not have a strong game overall. Regardless, they’re all starting to play in the Bud system.
Next up: Milwaukee stays home and they play Utah on Friday night. Jazz are scuffling a little bit. They lost this week to Brooklyn and New York already this week. Jazz will be hungry for a week. Giannis has done well against Rudy Gobert in the past and looked forward to another big night against him.