The Milwaukee Bucks may have notched their fifth straight win on Monday night, but it was far from a flawless performance from them. It took a fourth-quarter onslaught from the Bucks to pull away from a feisty Washington Wizards side in a game that looked like it was going down the wire.
In the end, Milwaukee prevailed, 142-129.
Adrian Griffin Not Happy With Milwaukee Bucks’ Defense
Overall, Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin was pleased with his team’s performance against Washington. After all, there’s now no denying that Milwaukee is on a hot streak after logging five wins in their last five games.
Nevertheless, Griffin just had to call a spade a spade. The rookie coach could not resist but call out his team’s lackluster defensive showing against Washington:
“I didn’t like much about our defense, until the end when we started stringing together some stops,” Griffin said, via Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
As Griffin noted, the Bucks stepped it up on defense when it mattered the most. Entering the fourth quarter with a precarious two-point lead, Milwaukee put in a more formidable defensive effort in the final period, allowing them to outscore the Wizards, 38-27.
As mentioned previously, this game looked like it was going to be a battle to the end. The Bucks, however, had other ideas. They took their game to another level on both ends in the fourth quarter, which allowed them to secure some much-needed separation to close out the game.
Be that as it may, Griffin knows that this won’t always be the case for his team. He knows that they have to be more consistent than this — especially against tougher opponents.
This includes the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
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