Welcome to our new Bucks weekly summary! Find out how the Bucks did during this past week!
Sunday- 2/2: Bucks 129 Suns 108
The Milwaukee Bucks improved to 7-0 following a loss on the season, by defeating the Phoenix Suns 129 to 108. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a monster game with 30 points, 19 rebounds, and 9 assists. This was his second game in a row with 30+ points, 16+ rebounds, and 9 assists. Khris Middleton scored 25 points and three other Bucks players scored in double figures. Brook Lopez was an anchor on defense blocking 8 shots. The Suns were led by All-Star snub Devin Booker who scored a game-high 32 points.
Tuesday- 2/4: Bucks 120 Pelicans 108
The Milwaukee Bucks used a 42-point third quarter to overcome a slow start and win for the 43rd time this season. The Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who had 34 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists. This was the tenth game this season in which Giannis had at least 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. The rest of the NBA has nine such games, and no other player has more than one. Each Bucks starter scored in double figures, including Khris Middleton who had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Wes Matthews, who had been in a shooting slump as of late, was 5 for 9 from behind the 3-point line.
The Pelicans were led by All-Star selection Brandon Ingram, who had 32 points. Lonzo Ball chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds. Star rookie phenom Zion Williamson had 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Thursday- 2/6: Bucks 112 76ers 101
The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a slow start in the first quarter to avenge their Christmas Day loss at Philadelphia by defeating the 76ers 112-101 in Milwaukee. The Bucks were again led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who had 36 points, 20 rebounds, and 6 assists. This was Giannis’s 11th game with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists (and his fifth game in a row with these numbers). Khris Middleton added 20 points and Eric Bledsoe had 14. The key to the Bucks’ victory tonight was their defense, as they held Philadelphia to just 37% shooting from the field. This was the 22nd time the Bucks have held their opponents below 40% all season.
Philadelphia was led by former Buck Tobias Harris who had 25 points. Joel Emiid, who Giannis chose for his team in the All-Star game, had 19 points (6/26 from the field) and 11 rebounds. Ben Simmons came up one assist shy of a triple double as he had 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Saturday- 2/8: Bucks 112 Magic 95
The Milwaukee Bucks never trailed as they completed the season sweep of the Orlando Magic. Giannis missed becoming the first player in league history to post a 30/15/5 stat line in six straight games as he finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists. Wilt Chamberlain is the only other player ever to have five games of at least 30/15/5. All five Bucks’ starters scored in double figures. Brook Lopez led the team with 23 points and was 5/5 from behind the arc. Khris Middleton added 21 points and 13 rebounds.
The Orlando Magic were led by Nikola Vucevic who had 21 points and 14 rebounds. Former Buck Michael Carter-Williams had 6 points and 6 assists off the bench for Orlando.
The Milwaukee Bucks finished the week with a perfect 4-0 record. They have the league’s best record at 45-7, and are on pace to be just the third team in NBA history to reach 70 wins. The team also added veteran Marvin Williams who was bought out of his contract by the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.
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