Milwaukee Bucks point guard Damian Lillard played 22 minutes of game action in a 108-97 preseason win on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. This was the first time this preseason that he played for Milwaukee and made his debut with the basketball team. He also played alongside of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who only played in 15 minutes in this contest.
Lillard scored 14 points, grabbed two rebounds, and recorded three assists in this basketball game. He didn’t record a block or a steal in this basketball game, either. It will be interesting to see whether or not Damian Lillard will play in the final two preseason games for the Milwaukee Bucks before they begin the 2023-2024 NBA regular season next week against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, October 26, at home.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded one assist. This could be one of the most dangerous tandems in the entire NBA for the upcoming 2023-2024 regular season. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated after the game about Milwaukee heading into this season, and Ham was a former Bucks assistant coach a few seasons ago:
“Good luck to everyone else. I’m glad we only have to see them twice a season.”
The pick-and-roll game is going to be a serious problem all season long, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and other NBA teams will have to be ready for it. Damian Lillard also told Mannix after the game was over on Sunday night:
“I’m just like, we can do this all night.”
It is a good thing that this basketball team is going to have fun playing offense this season. First-year head coach AJ Griffin Jr. will need to make sure they are committed on the defensive end of the floor also.
Damian Lillard Getting His Feet Wet With the Milwaukee Bucks Is a Very Good Thing
Bucks point guard Damian Lillard was able to get his feet wet in this basketball game with the franchise, and game reps during the preseason are a very good thing. They want to get the rust of the way before the NBA regular season begins. Lillard is going to be one of the most dangerous 3-point shooters in the NBA, alongside one of the top-5 players in the league, Giannis Antetokounmpo.