The Milwaukee Bucks extended their win streak to 14 games despite Giannis Antetokounmpo not playing due to a thigh contusion. The Phoenix Suns were also without a superstar player, Kevin Durant, who is recovering from a sprained knee. This game also marked the first time that Jae Crowder faced his former team since being traded by them at the deadline. He told reporters that, prior to the game, he asked his Bucks teammates to please get him this win. They were able to do so by the score of 104-101, holding off a late run by the Suns.
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The Milwaukee Bucks Win Despite Poor Shooting
Milwaukee led for most of the game despite a relatively off night shooting the basketball. The Bucks shot just 28.9% from three while the Suns shot 33.3%. Phoenix also outrebounded the Bucks 55-45. However, Suns’ star Devin Booker was ice cold from the floor himself to start the game, which allowed the Bucks to build a steady lead.
The Suns stormed back in the fourth quarter, though, taking the lead with about four minutes to play. Timely shooting by Jrue Holiday and Jae Crowder, however, allowed the Bucks to claw back and retake the lead.
Brook Lopez Continues His Renaissance
Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez will turn 35 years old soon. One would not think so the way he has been playing. Over his last three games, Lopez is averaging 24.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game. He had yet another fantastic game against the Suns, recording a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds to go with four blocks.
Milwaukee Bucks Box Score
- Grayson Allen: eight points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal
- Bobby Portis: 10 points, six rebounds, one block
- Brook Lopez: 22 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks
- Jevon Carter: six points, two rebounds, one steal
- Jrue Holiday: 33 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal
- Jae Crowder: seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal
- Joe Ingles: four points, two rebounds, one assist, one block
- Khris Middleton: 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists
- Meyers Leonard: three points
- Pat Connaughton: zero points, two rebounds, one block
Phoenix Suns Box Score
- Josh Okogie: 11 points, seven rebounds, three steals
- Torrey Craig: three points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one block
- Deandre Ayton: 22 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks
- Devin Booker: 24 points, four rebounds, eight assists
- Chris Paul: 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal
- Terrance Ross: seven points, one rebound
- Cameron Payne: two points, three rebounds
- Jock Landale: seven points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block
- Damion Lee: two points, two rebounds
- Ish Wainright: five points, four rebounds, one assist, one block
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When Was the Last Time Milwaukee Bucks Won a Championship?
The Milwaukee Bucks’ latest NBA Championship was captured in 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo was dubbed MVP, averaging 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game.
Who Owns the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks are owned by a group of 20 investors. Major investors include Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli. Minority owners range from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corporation.
How Many Championships Do the Milwaukee Bucks Have?
The Milwaukee Bucks have won two NBA Championships. The first came in 1971 under head coach Larry Costello. The latest came in 2021 under head coach Mike Budenholder.
Will the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA Championship in 2023?
With another MVP-caliber season from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks continue to lead the Eastern Conference Central Division. Kris Middleton is getting healthy and Brook Lopez is having a career year – signaling the Milwaukee will make another run at the championship in 2023.
Who Is the Greek Freak?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Greek Freak. He was given the name based on his home country, Greece, plus his freakish size and athleticism for an NBA power forward.