The Milwaukee Bucks (35-23) put together a pathetic effort against the Portland Trail Blazers (24-34) tonight in a 122-107 loss inside the Fiserv Forum.
Giannis Antetokounmpo did not suit up for the game due to left ankle soreness.
With or without the Greek Freak, this was a game the Bucks should not have lost.
A brutal second and third quarters is what did Milwaukee in tonight. The Bucks did not play well.
Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 23 points on 9-of-16 from the field and six assists.
Khris Middleton finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, but he was horrendous from the field. He made just 3-of-15 from the field and 1-of-8 from 3-point range, the only reason why he had 16 points was because he made 9-of-10 at the free throw line.
When you’re without Giannis Antetokounmpo, you need your key players to step up.
Serge Ibaka made his Bucks debut and got the start. Ibaka looked decent, finishing with six points on 3-of-6 from the field and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.
The Bucks will host the Indiana Pacers (19-39) tomorrow, February 15th at the Fiserv Forum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM (Central Time).