The Milwaukee Bucks got contributions from up and down the roster in their 134-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena.
Giannis Antetokounmpo feasted on whomever the Warriors threw at him, and the Greek Freak finished with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks in 26 minutes of play. He shot 7-16 from the floor, and lived at the charity stripe where he knocked down 10-of-11 free throws. He was in attack mode all night and the refs rewarded his aggressiveness with some foul calls.
Starting point guard Eric Bledsoe came up HUGE after laying an egg last time out in Portland against the Trail Blazers. Bledsoe finished with a season-high 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists while shooting 10-of-12 from the floor in 26 minutes. This was the best Eric Bledsoe has looked this season, and he also played admirable defense on Steph Curry. He was energized and hustling all over the court tonight.
Malcolm Brogdon also had a nice bounce back performance as he finished with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting in 25 minutes.
Pat Connaughton was not about to be outdone, though. He came out of nowhere to drop 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting and provided the Bucks with some huge minutes off the bench. He played a crucial part in Milwaukee stretching their lead before the half, and he did it on both ends of the floor. Welcome to the “Planet Pat” show, ladies and gentlemen.
The Golden State Warriors were led by Klay Thompson who poured in 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, but he finished minus-28 tonight. Kevin Durant, also finished minus-28 while only scoring 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Point guard Stephen Curry left in the second half with a left adductor strain, and did not return.
Stat That Stood Out
84: The Milwaukee Bucks scored 84 points in the paint, compared to only 34 for the Golden State Warriors. That’ll do Bucks, that’ll do.