Well, it was a beautiful ride while it lasted.
The Bucks were knocked out of contention for the Summer League title on Thursday, falling to the much better Phoenix Suns 106-80. After being held to 19 points in the first quarter, the Suns outscored the Bucks 87-55 (56-28 in the second half) and above 50 percent from the floor and from three. T.J. Warren led the way with 23 points, and Devin Booker (19p) and Archie Goodwin (18p) were right behind him.
Outside of a hot start from Rashad Vaughn, the Bucks struggled to make shots all day...from anywhere, really. Milwaukee was 40 percent from the field, 31 percent from three, and 57 percent from the line. Vaughn finished with 17 points, while Sean Kilpatrick and Kevin Jones finished with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
The Bucks were without a few of their players today as well. Cameron Clark (bone bruise) and Damien Inglis (foot stuff) were inactive and Slava Kravtsov was inactive. On the telecast it was said that Inglis was already back in Milwaukee, though the reason wasn't made clear. It's obvious that Inglis playing through some pain and discomfort, so being held out of the lineup today isn't surprising. Perhaps the early departure is to get back to the training facility so that he's healthy in time for camp. We'll see.
Milwaukee wraps up its time in Vegas tomorrow (game at 7:30 p.m. central on NBATV) against the loser of the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks game. From there we head into the abyss and hope that the true part of the offseason isn't too grueling.