Three Things to Know About Bucks’ Golden State Collapse
Milwaukee Bucks should be on a four-game winning streak. They should be flying high and be on their way to Dallas with a winning road trip. Instead, Milwaukee has to win against Dallas. to ensure a winning trip. All Milwaukee had to do was close the door and they’re good. They could not do that. Golden State got hot at the right time and went on a 14-1 run to finish off the game beating Milwaukee 122-121. The Bucks lose ground on trying to get the one seed for the third straight year as Philadelphia won last night against Boston.
1. Jeff Teague might be something for the Bucks – The biggest thing that stood out to me in this game was how Jeff Teague fit with the Bucks roster. Despite the buzz around them, you do not expect much from buyout guys. That is dumb thing to do. But Teague looks like he has something to prove here in Milwaukee. He finished last night’s game with 15 points making both of his threes as well as 5 of 7 from the field. It could be a blip on the radar, or Teague might have a say in helping the Bucks off the bench. We’ll wait a few games until I admit that I was wrong.
2. Bucks need to be better rebounders – It is hard for me to believe that Milwaukee gets outrebounded by Golden State. Sure, Giannis Antetokounmpo is out with an injury, but c’mon guys. Golden State has zero size. There should not have been all the scrambles for the loose ball. Golden State played made the hustle plays at the end that Bucks didn’t and it’s one of the reasons Golden State won. Bucks need to lay the hammer down. That game was there, and Bucks assumed that the Warriors would lay down late. That didn’t happen.
3. Steph Curry is otherworldly – Golden State’s season has been up and down, but it’s good to have Steph Curry back. Even though he roasted our Bucks, Curry is an amazing player to watch. That was the type of game where you’re scared that every shot was going in no matter where he shot it from. Curry finished the game with 41 points on 21 shot attempts. Despite Jrue Holiday’s best efforts, Curry found his stroke and was hard to beat.
Next up: Milwaukee heads to Dallas to take on the Mavericks and end this road trip. Dallas is on complete fire right now. They just beat Utah on Monday night. They’re doing it without Kristpas Porzingis, and a lot of that is due to Luka Doncic. Dallas will be on a back-to-back, but they’re playing Houston, so, does that even count? Miluwakee will try their best for a 4-2 trip.