In a sold out Bradley Center, the Milwaukee Bucks fell to the visiting Golden State Warriors, 108-94.
Golden State’s firepower just proved to be too difficult for the Bucks to match, even without Steph Curry. Every time Milwaukee would trim the lead to single digits or obtain an advantage, the Warriors would quickly pull off a run to restabilize. Losing to Golden State is always an admirable loss, but it’s somewhat frustrating they entered the fourth with a lead and lost.
For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 23 points. Eric Bledsoe poured in 21 points and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 17.
Kevin Durant was the lead man for Golden State, posting 26 points (but it felt like wayyyy more). Draymond Green was the only other Warrior to land in the 20+ point category with 21 of his own. Klay Thompson had a quiet 12 on the night.
Stat that Stood Out
Khris Middleton’s stat line. He ended up finishing with eight points on 2-of-12 shooting. With as much ammunition as the Warriors can fire at you, it’s imperative for all of Milwaukee’s key players to show up. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Nothing could get cooking for him. I know that shooters need to shoot, but there were a few occasions where he attempted a difficult shot when an easier one could’ve been obtained. That won’t fly too well when you’re going up against the defending champs.