Milwaukee’s season is off to a promising start and after a tough beginning, the schedule has eased up on them a bit. Next up is a game against division rival Chicago Bulls tonight. The teams just played 11 days ago, which saw Chicago storm out to a first half lead before Milwaukee blitzed the Bulls in the second half and won by 19.
Since that Chicago game, the Bucks had an interesting week. Milwaukee held off the Denver Nuggets, crushed the Portland Trail Blazers by 43 points and came back from a 12-point deficit to defeat the San Antonio Spurs. The Bucks had a hiccup against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night losing 107-110 and definitely didn’t lose at home to the Phoenix Suns. Milwaukee still sports a 14-6 record, which is second in the whole league.
Player to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon
It’s been an interesting season for Brogdon. On the one hand, he has statistically been posting highs for points per game, and has been the key for a few of Milwaukee’s best wins (i.e. the Denver games). However, Brodgon has very much been a frustrating player for fans, often deciding to dribble instead of shooting and showing blinders on in transition. Brogdon might be the toughest person to peg among the Bucks impending free agents on if they will be re-signed and for how much. Let’s hope we see more from him.
Things have not been going well in Chicago. Since losing to the Bucks, Chicago has lost four of their last five with their only win coming against Phoenix. The Bulls defense has continued being a sieve, as they’re currently in the bottom half in most defensive categories. The injury bug has still stricken Kris Dunn and their best player Lauri Marakkanen.
Bulls player to watch: Zach Lavine
With Marakkanen out injured, Lavine takes the mantle as the Bulls best player. He currently averages 25.7 and is letting you know he will take the shot even if it’s ill advised. While defensively he is not a player the Bucks need to fear, his shot making and ability to get to the line will be something to watch.
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