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Milwaukee vs. Portland: Another Year Gone as the Bucks Drop to the Blazers

Au revoir Summer League fans

2019 Las Vegas Summer League - Day 8 - Portland Trail Blazers v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

After another relatively disappointing Summer League, the Milwaukee Bucks closed out play with a 99-84 loss against the Portland Trailblazers. Milwaukee kept pace with the Blazers in the first quarter, trailing just 24-27. The two teams flip-flopped from the second to third quarters in terms of dominance, with the Bucks outscoring Portland by ten before halftime, then the Blazers coming out and putting a pounding on with a 33-17 third period. By that point, Milwaukee couldn’t make up the deficit and weren’t able to pull ahead and secure a winning record for summer league. Instead, they will have to wait yet another year to try and be above .500 for the first time since 2012.

It was pretty balanced scoring for several usual culprits for Milwaukee, but Bonzie Colson led the way with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. D.J. Wilson was a disappointing 2-9 from the field including 0-5 from deep.

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Xavier Munford started the game hot hitting a couple triples which also included a four point play. He most likely won’t get another 2-way contract but burst like that show what he is capable of.

Bonzie Colson used his size to bully guys on his way to the pint drawing multiple fouls including a few And-1.

Fletcher Magee showing his shooting skill knocking down a catch and shoot three on the move, and two jumpers off the dribble which had him 3-3 shooting in the first half.

He’s going to have to continue hitting those shots to make it to the pros but he has a little Mirza-esque quality to him with his quick trigger.

D.J. Wilson offensively didn’t look great. Defensively however he was active and looked sharp.

The less we talk about the third quarter, the better.

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