It may be a Whole New Game (#branding), but the Milwaukee Bucks looked like their old wrecking-ball selves in their first scrimmage against the San Antonio Spurs. They dispatched them with ease for their 113-92 victory, with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the charge at 22 points in just 21 minutes, doing most of his damage inside.
More important than anything else though was the fact we got to see our Milwaukee Bucks back on the basketball court playing in a game. They could’ve lost by 32 and I would’ve been overjoyed. If you’re looking to catch up on the highlights, they’re compiled below.
All the best from last night's return to the court!! pic.twitter.com/XsBAoxKOLW— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 24, 2020
In Saturday’s matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks face off against the Sacramento Kings, one of the Western Conference clingers hoping to slip into the Playoff picture. Sacramento kicked off their bubble season on Wednesday with a 104-98 loss against the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the Kings have been far worse off than Milwaukee on the injury front.
De’Aaron Fox is dealing with a hobbled ankle. Marvin Bagley is out for the season. Harrison Barnes is finally heading to Orlando and Alex Len/Richaun Holmes missed their first matchup. This is a team trying to get up to speed before the restart’s seeding games begin in earnest.
The good news for Milwaukee is that Eric Bledsoe is finally back on the court down in Orlando. That just leaves Pat Connaughton as the lone player left to join the team on the hardwood.
No word from Bud on whether or not Bledsoe will make an appearance in Saturday’s contest, but I would bet against it. Either way, I’ll take Saturday morning Bucks basketball of any kind now.
The game should be available to stream via Bucks.com.