Game 2 of a back to back against a really bad Magic team allowed the Bucks to get back on track and flush the Spurs game. The Magic hung around, but largely played the game with a double digit deficit.
The Magic traded away all of their stars this season and are banking on a young team being able to develop and compete in a few season. Guys like Mo Wagner and Cole Anthony lead the way for the Magic.
Bucks Starting Five
The Bucks Starting five played well offensively as they scored 89 of the 114 for the Bucks. All five starters scored in double figures, lead by Giannis with 27 points. Bobby Portis also scored 10 points off the bench.
Reasons for Concern
The 3 concerns I have going forward for the team is the lack of consistent production from the bench from anyone not named Bobby Portis. The second concern is as a team the Bucks shot just 24% (8 for 33) from 3 on the night. That makes back to back games with under 35% from three. More importantly if it continues it allows defenses to crowd the lane against Giannis. My last concern is what Donte Divencenzo will the Bucks get? If they get the guy who can score and defend like he did in this game 19 points, they will be a tough team to beat. But if he is what he is the other 50% of the time that puts a lot of pressure on the other 4 starters.
The good news is the Bucks offense looks good overall and are starting to build chemistry together. They still hold the tie-breaker with the Nets if they end up tied for the 2nd seed. They currently sit 1 game back with each team having 3 games left. And also now sit 2 games back of 76ers for the 1 seed.
Milwaukee Bucks (44-25) vs Indiana Pacers (33-36)
At Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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