The Milwaukee Bucks (1-1) fall to the Brooklyn Nets (1-1), 97-91, this afternoon inside the Thomas & Mack Center in the Summer League.
The Bucks lost to a healthy Nets summer league team, fulfilling Bruce Brown’s prophecy.
Jordan Nwora led Milwaukee again with 22 points in 29 minutes. But Nwora was 9-of-26 from the field and 1-of-11 from 3-point range. Nwora needs to be more efficient, it’s not a good thing that it takes 26 shots to score 22 points. He also had five turnovers and zero assists. Nwora might want to try passing and setting his teammates up when the shots aren’t falling.
Giorgos Kalaitzakis played 19 minutes in his Summer League debut. He finished with 12 points on 3-of-6 from the field, 0-for-1 from 3, and 6-of-7 at the free throw line. He also had three assists, a steal, a block, but also had four turnovers.
Sandro Mamukelashvili played 29 minutes and finished with 10 points on 3-of-7 from the field and 0-for-1 from 3-point range and had a team-high eight rebounds.
Mamadi Diakite was far from impressive in his 12 minutes, but then got ejected in the second quarter. Not ideal!
The last time Diakite committed a flagrant foul against the Brooklyn Nets was in a Game 2 loss: The Bucks went on to win four of five in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on their way to the championship. In other words: The Bucks winning the Vegas Summer League Title is now inevitable.
The Milwaukee Bucks will play the Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) on Friday, August 13 from inside the Thomas & Mack Center. Tipoff is set for 3:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on NBA TV.