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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Game 2 Preview: Bucks Hope for Improved Performance

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Maybe don’t shoot 20% from three

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Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets - Game One Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

After a sloppy and cold shooting game one, Milwaukee will hope to bounce back and even the series against the Brooklyn Nets after losing 107-115 on Saturday Night.

Where We’re At

Going into the series, everyone would agree this would be a tough matchup between two teams with high-powered offenses. Brooklyn was able to deal with the initial blow of losing James Harden in the first minute and used their two stars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to set the pace while Blake Griffin, Mike James and Nicolas Claxton made their own contributions. Brooklyn just continued a sustained offensive attack and Milwaukee gifted them chances with turnovers, early shot clock threes and missed free throws. The Bucks started strong in the first quarter and took an early lead but struggled later on. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez were the only ones on Milwaukee who produced well for the Bucks and Milwaukee will hope for improved performances from everyone else.

For more pregame analysis, check out what the Bucks need to do in this game, and the most recent podcast episode.

Milwaukee will only be missing Donte DiVincenzo while the status of James Harden is OUT.

Player to Watch

Khris Middleton did not have a good Game One. His 13 points on 6-23 shooting was just flat out not good enough. Couple that with an underwhelming defensive showing, it really made his Game One a game to forget. If Milwaukee wants to even the series, Middleton has to be better and play up to the contract and status of player that he is.

Poll

Game two: Against the Nets, Milwaukee will....

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Win big (10 or more points)
    (73 votes)
  • 48%
    Win close (9 or fewer points)
    (154 votes)
  • 21%
    Lose close (9 or fewer points)
    (67 votes)
  • 7%
    Lose big (10 or more points)
    (24 votes)
318 votes total Vote Now

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