33 points. That’s by how many the Milwaukee Bucks were down on Monday night at home against the Utah Jazz. The Bucks put up a formidable effort in the fourth quarter to bring the lead down to as little as seven points, but in the end, it was all for nothing.
The Jazz ended up scoring a 132-116 victory, thereby adding further misery to a struggling Milwaukee side.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton Vocal on Milwaukee Bucks’ Blowout Loss
After the game, an understandably disappointed Giannis Antetkounmpo spoke honestly about being completely destroyed by the Jazz on their own home floor:
“Being down in the first half 33 points, I don’t remember the last time we were down 33 points in the first half playing at home. Yeah. It was frustrating, for sure,” Giannis said, via Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
Antetokounmpo put up another triple-double in this one, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Bucks ended up wasting another noteworthy performance from their talisman, though, which further compounds a truly deflating evening for the entire squad.
Khris Middleton (23 points, eight assists) echoed Giannis’ exact sentiments. The three-time All-Star was also visibly upset after the Bucks lost their fourth out of the last five games.
“Very frustrating for sure. Just hoped we would come out, respond a little bit better…but tonight, we didn’t,” Middleton said, via Gabe Stoltz of Brew Hoop.
It only gets tougher for Milwaukee from here on out. They face off against the Boston Celtics on Thursday in a marquee matchup between the two top teams in the East. It obviously doesn’t help the Bucks that they don’t have any momentum on their side at the moment.
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