In the beginning of 2018, I hosted the Milwaukee Bucks and Thunder in the NBA Finals. During the Finals, I was in the thick of it and I was completely prepared for all the action. However, I was wrong. I was wrong! I was so wrong. I made myself a drink and I was still wrong. I was wrong because I drank with the wrong people. I drank with the enemy because I was so weak.
On the day of the Finals, I was not even in Milwaukee, but I was still wrong about the Milwaukee Bucks. I still thought I was going to win, but instead I watched them steamroll the Thunder. I also believed I was going to walk away with the championship because I believed the Bucks were the better team.
You’re not going to walk away with the championship, but a lot of people do. The “right” way to do it is to play to your strengths, but that’s not the case here. As I wrote in the beginning of this article, the Bucks were supposed to have one of the best players in the league and I think they did. I also think they had the best coach in the league and they did.
The Thunder are a team that is in transition, which means they are trying to make up for the fact that their young talent is not where they want it to be. They have some of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, but I think they need to get a little stronger at the rim and find a way to get guys at the free throw line. That is the one thing I really disliked about the Bucks.
The Thunder got off to a hot start in the first half against the Heat, and after a slow start in the second half, things got a bit better. The Bucks have some solid perimeter defenders, but in the second half the Thunder had a couple of free throws where they would have made a steal because of a poor layup.
The Bucks went up by as many as 16 points in the second half, and with a free throw shooting just 33.5%, you don’t even want to mention it, but at the end of three quarters the Bucks were 20-14, which is actually a very good record for a team that’s 5-16 since 2000. That said, it was their first loss in the last three games, and the Bucks are just a few games back of third place in the West.
The reason the Bucks lost is because of a mistake by their opponent. It’s a game where they were able to tie the scores, and this is a team that has been working on this for years now, and they’re having a great year. It’s why they got to that point in the first half. It’s why they got to the post-match loss.
Its a team that has not shown up in a losing streak in a while. They will be back on a winning streak this coming week, and they are playing a team that is very capable of beating them. Bucks fans should expect a very physical game, and they can expect some serious foul play.
Bucks fans should think of this as a game of two halves. The Bucks want to slow down the speedy Thunder, so they send a tough team that has great passing. Their defense will be a strength, as its hard to get past Thunder guards on the perimeter, and they will be able to score on the drive and finish. This game should be close, but the Bucks should win this one.