Once again, the Milwaukee Bucks find new ways to disappoint. Put this chapter in the book. They’re making it real easy for me to hate sports.
The Milwaukee Bucks lose 118-108 to the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Phoenix now has a 2-0 series lead.
What a horrible soft effort from the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
Let’s face it, Bud’s in-game adjustments tonight were god awful.
Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday were both clueless again tonight, playing like G-League players again. The two were a combined 12-of-37 from the field and 2-of-9 from 3-point range. Middleton had a plus/minus of minus-15 tonight and Holiday was a minus-3.
It’s truly a shame that nobody stepped up to help, because Giannis Antetokounmpo had an incredible game despite clearly not being 100 percent.
Pat Connaughton did have a decent game off the bench with 14 points on 5-of-10 from the field and 4-of-9 from 3-point range and 7 rebounds. But aside from that…..
I guess I expected a better effort and performance tonight. Middleton (sure glad we signed him to a super-max in 2019) and Holiday single handily destroyed this team offensively. And Bud’s defensive adjustments were brutal after the first about five (game time) minutes.
Milwaukee still had a chance to get within four points on a few different occasions, but with 4:10 remaining, the Suns were able to grab two offensive rebounds on one possession which Chris Paul then hit a three-pointer to seal the deal for all realistic purposes.
For what it’s worth: Nine days ago Giannis’ knee folded the wrong way. The Greek Freak is averaging 31/14.5/4 on 63.6 percent shooting through two finals games and the Bucks are +4 in his 75 minutes. The Bucks are a -27 in the 21 minutes Giannis has sat.
For those who think the Bucks still have a shot — only FOUR teams in NBA Finals history have come back from an 0-2 series deficit.
Game 3 from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be on Sunday, July 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on ABC.