The Bucks have the Hornets at their throats
On Tuesday night, Milwaukee picked up their fifth straight win over Charlotte (124-115) It was the Bucks’ second longest winning streak of the season, after starting 9-0 in October. A victory obtained under the impetus of a great one Giannis Antetokounmpoauthor of 34 points and 18 rebounds, and this victory is almost like revenge.
Less than a month ago, the Hornets actually won in Milwaukee, and LaMelo Ball’s teammates caused the Bucks perhaps their worst loss of the season: 138-109 with 51 points scored by the visitors in the first quarter . A shame that’s hard to digest for the Bucks.
“Yes, we remember that…” Joe Ingles confirmed. “This is a young team, they play freely, they are fast and they want to shoot. We let them do all that in the first quarter. They put 50”.
Both remember Wesley Matthews, who also scored 51 points that night in the first quarter, as well as their offensive rebounds and 3-point shots.
“We still remember” so the veteran repeats. “We still have progress to make. So to be the team we want to be, to beat the teams we need to beat and achieve our goals, we can’t put up a 51-point first quarter.”.
“Maybe they just played well against us”
This time, the Bucks scored just 27 in the first quarter, but the Hornets once again gave their “basketball hooray” a big problem. But the important thing is to finish with this 5th consecutive victory.
“We did a good job” believe in Giannis Antetokounmpo. “Obviously the team is difficult to play against. They keep running, making open 3-pointers, they have good ball handlers, players who can create their own shots or create shots for others, guys who can shoot. They fight to rebound, they play hard. So it’s a very good team.”.
For the Milwaukee star, the Hornets deserve better than their 14th place in the standings.
“Their balance doesn’t reflect their level. This is a very good team. Or maybe they just play well against us, I don’t know. We know we have to play hard, play our game, play fast , play together, look for open 3-pointers, go for the offensive rebound… And above all, on the other side, we have to defend and secure the rebound because they also throw themselves into the offense that rebound” thus ends “Greek Freak”.