The Milwaukee Bucks stymied the Brooklyn Nets tonight 113-94, and have now won 10 of their last 11 games. It was a less than ideal first half for both teams, but the Bucks came out of the locker room guns blazing in the second half.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was smooooth en route to amassing 30 points, 15 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 blocked shots in 32 minutes. Giannis made 12-of-19 shots, and drained a few pretty jumpers (while also airmailing an open three). That jumper is money when he doesn’t hesitate. He was getting anything he wanted offensively, and was getting to the rim with ease. The Nets, like the rest of the NBA, have no one to stop him. No matter who is on the Greek Freak, it’ll always be a mismatch for the defender.
The Bucks also got contributions from both Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon. E-Bled poured in 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists while playing turnover free basketball in 27 minutes. While he did only make 1-of-7 three-pointers, he still impacted the game in plenty of ways. Meanwhile, the President added 16 points and 8 rebounds while also not committing a turnover. D.J Wilson was solid for Milwaukee off the bench, finishing with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Those stats aren’t eye popping, but he was active on both ends of the floor, especially on defense.
As for the Brooklyn Nets, they struggled offensively all night. Typically one of the better shooting teams in the NBA from three (35.7%), they made only 5-of-42 threes. Yikes. All-Star D’Angelo Russell had 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting and Shabazz Napier finished with 15 points and missed all 10 of his three-point attempts. The Nets made only 32.4 percent of their shots. You get the picture.
Stat That Stood Out: 9
The Milwaukee Bucks took care of the basketball and committed only 9 turnovers while finishing with 29 assists.