Milwaukee Bucks news: There were more than a few moments from Wednesday’s tightly-contested affair that played a crucial role in the outcome of the game. However, there was one particular stretch in the fourth quarter that ultimately led to Milwaukee’s demise against the Portland Trail Blazers.
After the game, Bucks talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo could not help but be critical of his team’s errors in what turned out to be a brutal six-possession stretch to open the final frame.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Rues Milwaukee Bucks’ Fourth Quarter Collapse
The Blazers had mounted a 91-96 lead after three quarters. The Bucks were still very much in the game at that point. However, they started the quarter by turning the ball over six times. This allowed Portland to increase their lead to 10 points.
Giannis knew that this was what cost Milwaukee the win:
“We gotta do a better job, just take care of the ball and getting a shot up,” Antetokounmpo said, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Those six possessions probably cost us the game. If we had scored in two of those possessions we may have won the game, who knows?”
As Antetokounmpo said, there’s no way to tell what would have happened if the Bucks hadn’t committed those crucial turnovers. However, there’s no denying that they would have been in a much better position towards the end if only they took care of the rock.
In the end, the Bucks suffered their second straight loss as they fall to 32-16 on the season.
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