On Thursday night, at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Golden State Warriors 134-111.
The Bucks’ scoring was well balanced: Eric Bledsoe lead all scorers with 26 points, Giannis Antetokoumpo scored 24 and former Rookie of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon had 20. The Bucks shot 51% from the field and played tremendous defense all game long. They continue their surprising start to the season under new head coach Mike Budenholzer. They have won 9 out of their first 11 games and are second in the Eastern Conference behind the Toronto Raptors.
For the Warriors, Stephen Curry left the game with an abductor strain in the third quarter and did not return to the game. Golden State had trouble taking care of the ball as they turned it over 18 times. Klay Thompson led them in scoring with 24 points. It is only the Warriors’s second loss of the season. They remain in first place in the Western Conference.
Golden State will play Brooklyn at home on Sunday and will look to bounce back from this loss. On Monday, The Bucks will play the red-hot Denver Nuggets who have also won 9 of 11 in what promises to be a marquee game.
Tom Rousset, IEJ 3E