Of Course, Milwaukee Beats Golden State. Sure.
Basketball is such a weird fucking sport, sometimes. All sports are weird. But basketball could be the weirdest. Milwaukee looked like complete dogshit for the last month minus the San Antonio, and they somehow blowout the defending champion Golden State Warriors at home last night. Amazing win for Milwaukee. Yes, Kevin Durant getting ejected helped them do this but still, it’s a fantastic win by Milwaukee. It gives you a glimmer of hope for a .500 road trip which would mean Milwaukee wins tonight which could be a tall task.
This is how the Bucks should look night in and night out
It’s not who Milwaukee beat tonight, rather, it’s how they did it. Look at the box score from last night, and you’ll see all of the stars came to play in this one. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, Khris Middleton had 23, Eric Bledsoe had 20 and Jabari Parker had 14. That’s how this team should be winning basketball games with those four games being the focal point of the offense. That’s an encouraging sign for the rest of the season. Each player got their shots up at an equal rate and played team basketball.
I like Brandon Jennings. I think what Young Buck added to the team has been good in the second unit. This is his last day of his second 10-day contract meaning Milwaukee will have to make a decision on him. My guess is they will keep him. But hopefully, it doesn’t sacrifice Sterling Brown’s minutes. In my mind, Brown should be part of the starting unit for Tony Snell with Jason Terry and Snell assuming bench roles. I’ve mentioned it on the podcast, but Joe Prunty is no different from Scott Skiles and Jason Kidd when it comes to playing rookies.
Tyler Zeller should assume all the second team big man minutes
My guess is Thon Maker’s groin injury is much like a Jeff Suppan injury when he pitched for the Brewers. He’s not really that hurt, but the Bucks don’t want to have to explain why he’s going to collect multiple DNPs on the bench. He doesn’t deserve to play. Please tell me a time where he put up a line like Tyler Zeller did yesterday. Big Z finished with seven points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. That’s a helluva stat line for a back up big! Now, he played a few more minutes due to the blowout, but regardless, Thon wasn’t doing that shit in blowouts.
It would be the most classic Bucks thing ever to play the Lakers tonight and lose to Los Angeles. They are without both their point guards though as Lonzo Ball has a knee bruise and Isaiah Thomas is out for 4 months with a hip injury. Josh Hart may play but the point guard minutes will be assumed by former Bucks Tyler Ennis and Gary Payton II. Hopefully, Milwaukee doesn’t choke this one away.