The Bucks needed only three-quarters to lead the Warriors out of the gym on Thursday.
I bet you did not expect to read this sentence.
Sure, Draymond Green did not play. Nevertheless, Milwaukee scored 105 points in only 36 minutes at Oracle Arena and led Golden State with 26 points.
Many expect the Bucks to be good, but eleven games make them look awfully good. It is not necessary to add "Darkhorse" before saying that this team is a candidate to win the East this season.
The offense has no problem collecting points, and the defense can even upset the best offenses if they are imprisoned.
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By three-quarters Kevin Durant (minus 28), Klay Thompson (minus 27) and Stephen Curry (minus) -26 ) had no answers for Mike Budenholzer's team. Durant had six sales. Curry was without three pointers. Thompson had 23, but without Green behind him, he could not reach the defense of the Golden State in attack mode.
It's one thing to go to Oakland and win. It's another thing to go to Oakland and win at 23 (1
Budenholzer's effects are clear. 23 helps by three quarters and 33 for the night. In a game in which all 12 players played, all but four had multiple assists and seven had at least three. Even the fast assists were impressive.
I would like to believe that there is an alternate reality in which Giannis has ended this incision and the audience has just begun to fill the arena.
Only eight of the 40 bucket Milwaukee In these first three quarters, three were made. Of the 17 free throws of the Bucks came 10 from Antetokounmpo. They forced 14 sales through three quarters and made sure that the defending champion had the advantage throughout the night. The long arms across the square made the defense whine.
Eric Bledsoe had a high season of 26 and Pat Connaughton took people on posters on the way to 15 points to lead the bank.
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And when such shots are fired, it's clear that even the basketball they played with wanted to win ,
"We arrived. "Antetokounmpo told TNT's Kristen Ledlow after the game.
There are just a lot of statements that can be made in November, but Giannis is right, the Bucks have arrived.
Let's hope they stay awhile.