Welcome to the Bucks weekly recap as we take a look at the two games the Bucks played this week.
Monday 2/10: Bucks 123 Kings 111
The Bucks started strong and they finished strong against the Kings on Monday night. Playing with Giannis who missed the game due to the birth of his son, the Milwaukee Bucks got off to a fast start to lead 38-24 after the first quarter. The Kings, however, dominated the second quarter and took a one-point lead into halftime. After a hard-fought third quarter, the Bucks erupted in the fourth quarter to pull away and win their fifth straight game.
The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe, who each had 28 points. Middleton also had 11 rebounds and 8 assists while Bledsoe added 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Brook Lopez had 20 points and 3 blocks.
The Kings were led by Harrison Barnes who had 23 points, and De’Aaron Fox who had 17 points and 11 assists. The Kings fell to 21-31 and are currently 12th in the West, six games behind the final playoff spot.
Side Note: The Kings’ Harrison Barnes and the Bucks’ Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton were named today as three of the 44 finalists to play for Team USA in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Wednesday 2/12: Bucks 111 Pacers 118
The short-handed Bucks had their five-game win streak snapped by the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Playing without Giannis, Kyle Korver, and George Hill, the Bucks fell behind early and entered halftime with a 25-point deficit. Despite the surge by the Bucks in the third quarter, the Pacers were able to hold off the Bucks.
The Bucks play on Wednesday was highlighted by Donte DiVencenzo who scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds off the bench. Sterling Brown also had a strong game off the bench with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Khris Middleton led the Bucks starters with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
The Indiana Pacers were led by TJ Warren, who scored 35 points on 16/19 shooting. Malcolm Brogdon, the former Buck and Rookie of the Year, had 17 points and 13 assists.
The Milwaukee Bucks scored 100 or more points for the 78th straight game, the sixth best streak in NBA history. This was their first loss against a division opponent all season. Marvin Williams made his Bucks debut and scored 9 points off the bench.
This Bucks weekly recap sees the Bucks finishing the week 1-1, and going into the All-Star Break with a 46-8 record, the best in the NBA.
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