I was so confused when I saw this score. I was expecting to see Gianis, Middleton, etc out but then saw Holiday and Portis were out. Loved having a bet on them and already chalking it up as a loss by the end of the 1st qtr!
For sure! I didn't realize Lopez was out too. I for sure got trapped in that one. I usually do my research before making my bets, but figured I could take the Bucks in a Moneyline parley and get away with it. lol At least it was a small betLopez sat out too. I think it was a "trap game". They bounced back just fine and have won their next 2. I think it is pretty easy for a team to collectively take a night off, especially on the road and after a big win. It's a long season, I don't worry too much about those off nights.
They looked pretty good of the LeBron-less Lakers Wednesday night. We were without Lopez, and Ragu, but the rest showed they can turn up the heat when they want. Connaughton continues to impress off the bench, and watching Holiday working the floor is a real change from what we've had in the past. He's got game!Sure hope they start to gel soon ... but oh yeah, FUN to watch even if you're not a fan of today's NBA 'game'. Man, I enjoy watching Holiday when he's ON.
I've got my fingers crossed. A repeat would be nice!I'm not worried about the Bucks at all, except obviously injuries can kill a season. Middleton sat out a bunch of games, while in Covid protocol. It will take him a few weeks to get back into it.
They have a lot of new player this season, 7 out of 15 on the roster, 8 if you include Nwora, who had very little playing time last season. I also think that the Bucks have a much better and deeper bench than last season. Grayson Allen is playing better than anyone seemed to expect and PC has picked up his game as well.
Once they get everyone back and hopefully healthy, this team is going to show just how talented and deep they are.
I have to agree on the rotations, and roles he assigned to players at times last year. I kept hearing how they were dictated by the match ups, but I didn't always agree, because you can't put a slower guy at 6-10 on a guy who's 6-3, and can burn you on drives. Essentially that's what happened quite often to Lopez, because of the rotations. Fortunately, that went away in the playoffs, except in games we got burned.There were a few times that I questioned Buds rotations and resting of the top 5 guys last season. As it turns out he knew exactly what he was doing to keep his players as healthy and as fresh as possible for a grinding playoff stretch. It is a long NBA season and as long as you keep close to the top teams, anything is possible in the playoffs. Stay healthy, gain experience with younger players, as well as mixing up rotations to see what 5 guys on the court mesh well and a repeat is definitely a good possibility for the Bucks.