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The Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 29: Bucks Bully Raptors Late to Steal Game One

Breaking down the Bucks pulling out game one at home

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back with another episode of The Brew Hoop Podcast, on a different day this time due to some scheduling conflicts earlier in the week. Did you miss us? Directly after the game last night, Riley, Kyle and I sat down to break down the myriad observations from Milwaukee’s massive victory overtaking the Toronto Raptors in game one.

Not only did it illustrate that the Bucks could find a groove, eventually, after such a long time off, but their additional depth and rest seemed to pay off down the stretch when the tired-legs Raptors missed shots throughout the fourth. Beyond that, we break down the game from all the important angles:

  • Just how loud was the Fiserv crowd?
  • What percentage of the crowd donned in-arena shirts?
  • What type of fan giveaways are most conducive to driving participation?

Okay, I jest, but we do look at Milwaukee’s massive offensive rebounding advantage, a curious development given the proclivity to eschew the O-boards this season. Additionally, we dive into the ever-mercurial play of Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon’s solid defense on Kawhi Leonard, Brook Lopez’s re-emergence, the quiet but key contributions from the bench holding serve and plenty more.

Thanks, as always, for your listenership. It genuinely means a lot. I was just talking to some friends this week about how many people listen on a weekly basis, and felt really proud to tell them the number we have. That’s only possible because of your loyal ears and we so appreciate it.

Also - I had to do some weird things in post that may make us (okay, mostly just me) sound a little more tinny than usual. My apologies.