In a thriller of a game, the Milwaukee Bucks were taken down by the Phoenix Suns in OT, 128-127.
The defenses were locked in during the first quarter of this one, with both teams doing a solid job of locking each other down. The pairing of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday were able to secure a slim advantage following one quarter of play, 25-24.
Milwaukee would struggle from deep in the second quarter. In the first half, they shot a porous 2-of-16 from beyond the perimeter. However, they still found themselves down by just a single point at the break, 55-54 thanks to the strong play of Giannis.
The strong play of Giannis would continue throughout the third quarter and it helped Milwaukee leap frog back in front. Going into the final quarter of regulation, the Bucks held a seven point lead, 90-83.
Milwaukee would build up a lead in the fourth, but the Suns would keep clawing their way back. It’d eventually be in the hands of Devin Booker, who took the final shot of regulation but missed, and we headed to overtime.
It’d remain airtight between the two squads throughout the overtime period, and eventually come to an end by Devin Booker connecting on a free throw after a very controversial foul call on PJ Tucker. Phoenix would escape with a 128-127 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
For a majority of the game, Giannis was able to get to the rim whenever he wanted. He’d put forth a performance of 33 points, and was a large part as to why the Bucks were able to stick around. After being sidelined for a period of time, it’s nice to see him having his fingerprints all over the box scores of games once again. We will see what his status is after he injured himself in OT.