Greetings from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I’ve had many adult beverages, but I can still confirm that the Milwaukee Bucks are 23-10 after a 109-95 throttling of the New York Knicks on Christmas Day at the Mecca. Let’s have another!
Yep, believe it or not, the Bucks are playing the Knicks AGAIN tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was in peak form as he finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocked shots in 35 minutes. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time pic.twitter.com/wYC85106Vm— Brew Hoop (@brewhoop) December 25, 2018
Brook “Splash Mountain” Lopez added 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting which included blowing by Knicks big man Enes Kanter multiple times. His drives to the basket look like they’re happening in slow motion, but are pretty damn effective.
Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points, 6 rebound, and 4 assists of his own, and scored Milwaukee’s first Christmas Day bucket in 41-years on a reverse layup because of course, he did.
Khris Middleton struggled mightily (2-of-12 FG) but still finished plus-3, and Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points to go with 6 rebounds and 5 assists on Christmas Day.
Player to Watch: Thon Maker
He played very well on Christmas finishing with 12 points and 15 minutes, and one would’ve thought that the Bucks played the Raptors last time out. Maybe the Knicks are the slump buster for big Thon.
The Knicks lost, again to no one’s surprise. They are 9-26 overall and are a bad basketball team.
Last time out against Milwaukee rookie Kevin Knox finished with 21 points and 6 rebounds but a lot of those stats came when the game was already decided, Noah Vonleh added 14 points and 15 rebounds but was completely overmatched throughout the second half by the Bucks.
This should be another blowout.
Player to Watch: Luke Kornet
I mean, why not?
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