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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors Preview: I guess they got their swagger back?

One statement win down, another to go

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NBA: Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

No longer a team in crisis (if they ever were one), the Milwaukee Bucks continue their homestand against the Golden State Warriors. This is the first time these two teams face each other this season, and it could give us a high-scoring match.

Where We’re At

Rumors of the Milwaukee Bucks’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Bucks were “in a slump” after losing four of the last five games in 2024 and were even getting booed on their home court. Then suddenly everything was fine when the Bucks levied a BEATDOWN on the Boston Celtics Thursday night. As a legendary show quoted: “I want you to put it out there; we back up.”

Meanwhile, Golden State is having an interesting season. The core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green is approaching its twilight. Curry has still been fantastic this season and is the only reason the Warriors have any shot at success. Klay Thompson can still shoot the ball but is becoming more of a liability. Draymond Green, who isn’t playing, seems to have beef with European centers after putting Rudy Gobert in a headlock and elbowing Jusuf Nurkic. Green was suspended but will be making his return soon. The Warriors played last night against the Chicago Bulls, where they walked out of United Center with a 140-131 win after scoring 48 points in the third quarter.

Injury Report

Jae Crowder is the only player listed as out for Milwaukee. At time of publish, Golden State had yet to submit its injury report. However, we know that Gary Payton II and Chris Paul remain out with longer-term injuries, Moses Moody didn’t join them on their road trip with a calf injury, and Green didn’t appear last night, but could be ready to get back on the court as soon as tonight.

Player To Watch

Malik Beasley has been in the spotlight as someone whose flaws might be too significant to keep in the starting lineup. He did play well against the Celtics and made his shots. We could see him take advantage of some matchups, but if he is tasked with guarding Klay, he must be at his best.

How To Watch

Bally Sports WI or NBA TV at 7:00 PM CST


Poll

Game 39: against the Warriors, the Bucks will.......

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