BUCKS POST GAME REPORT: Milwaukee Bucks @ Detroit Pistons 01/29/19

 
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TIGER POST GAME recap

The Milwaukee Bucks made recorded some franchise history on Tuesday night 01/30/19 by sweeping the Detroit Pistons for the first time in a season series. It really wasn’t a surprise honestly as the Bucks just broke a six game winning streak against a tough OKC team at their arena and were clearly going to be extra motivated to get back on track. The Bucks have yet to lose two games in a row this season which is just remarkable. It may be one of the most impressive feats if not maybe the most impressive feat about this team thus far this season! The 2018-2019 Bucks team is truly resilient. They recover from losses faster than any team in the league…clearly. They also beat the teams that they should beat and really only lose against good teams or in tough situations. This is what elite teams do and the Bucks are proving they are of this mold game after game. As for the Pistons…ugh. They fought the Bucks hard at the end in the 4th quarter but really the Bucks never really let their foot off the gas pedal. They’ve been doing this the entire season. Hopefully Detroit doesn’t squeeze themselves into the 8th seed this postseason because that means the Bucks will set another franchise record (and probably NBA record) and sweep them TWO TIMES in a season! Oooooooooooh boooooooy!!! No Bueno. Detroit do yourself a solid and just tank. LoL. Ok time for some analysis..

Final Score = Bucks 115 (L) @ Pistons 105 (L)

 
 

 

TIGER POST GAME ANALYSIS

How about them Bucks? I called this game Bucks by 18 which actually was a damn good reflection of the game from beginning to start. However, the Pistons caught up at the end after getting nearly drowned in the 4th quarter by double digits and finished with a 10 point deficit. I’ll give Detroit some credit, they played the Bucks pretty tough and had a few spurts of momentum. The problem is that we have seen this before against Bucks opponent this season and the Bucks are so elite on both ends of the floor and can play so many different ways and bolster so many different looks and lineup formations that no team in the league has really found anything sustainable to slow them down and capitalize on these momentum swings. The Bucks consistently crank their foot back on the gas pedal and find a way to pump that lead back up to double digits just like they did tonight.

Let’s be real, the Pistons are a really bad team, statistically they look much worse than their record and even the roster they bolster featuring Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. They are definitely underachieving and they clearly don’t have the right complimentary pieces to support Griffin and Drummond. They are arguably the worst shooting teams in the league ranking 27th in EFG% and 28th in TS% which overall tells us that basically no body can score the basketball on this team. Yeah Griffin and Drummond are good but outside of them they don’t have shit. I don’t want to be harsh, just saying it like it is.

As for the Bucks, it was a really solid night for basically everyone who played (except for Ersan) on a short nine man rotation. Pat "Scraps” Connaughton was the real deal tonight and extra SCRAPPY. That’s right, I have officially nicknamed him SCRAPS! Don’t get me wrong here, the dude is skilled! But what’s most impressive about Connaughton is just his sheer blend of hustle, instincts, and awareness. Oh let’s not forget that the guy scores very well in the athleticism department as he is a way above average slasher and he’s great at contesting shots. Anyway he had a great night driving to the rim, crashing the boards, and shot extremely efficiently shooting 87.5% from the field and 66.7% from three. Love this guy. He’s a baller and he always makes an impact on the floor!

As far as the rest of the cast. Giannis had a really balanced game and nearly posted a triple double allowing the rest of the crew to fill up the stat sheet a bit. Bledsoe went ape shit on defense tonight (actually Giannis did too!) and we saw some really nice transition plays from both him and Giannis off turnovers. Overall, it’s just really nice to watch so many guys contribute night and night out rather than relying on just a small core of guys. The Bucks were without Brogdon and Brown as well. That’s what you get when you are deep. You can bring anyone in and there is no drop off. This was an easy expected win (at least in my opinion) but scores really high in the grit department when you consider it coming after a loss against a very good opponent in the West. These are the wins I love almost the most from the Bucks. Had a bad night? Who cares. Just go back to work and win. They’ve been doing this a lot these days…

 

 

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Matchup Team Stats

(Referenced By www.espn.com)

 

Milwaukee Bucks


FGM = 47

FGA = 87

FG% = 54%

3PM = 13

3PA = 32

3P% = 40.6

FTM = 8

FTA = 10

FT% = 80%

OREB = 6

DREB = 33

REB = 43

AST = 32

STL = 9

BLK = 6

TO = 11

PTS/TO = 10

PF = 15

F. BREAK PTS = 13

PAINT PTS = 54


Opponent


FGM = 42

FGA = 89

FG% = 47.2

3PM = 12

3PA = 37

3P% = 32.4

FTM = 9

FTA = 12

FT% = 75.0

OREB = 10

DREB = 29

REB = 49

AST = 29

STL = 8

BLK = 3

TO = 12

PTS/TO = 26

PF = 14

F. BREAK PTS = 2

PAINT PTS = 44

 

 

Matchup Advanced Metrics

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


OFFRTG

113.3


DEFRTG

103.8


NETRTG

9.4


AST%

60.7


AST/TO

1.83


AST RATIO

18.6


OREB%

25.0


DREB%

76.0


REB%

51.8


TOV%

13.9


EFG%

55.3


TS%

58.5


PACE

103.10


PIE

55.7



Oklahoma City Thunder


OFFRTG

105.4


DEFRTG

108.3


NETRTG

-2.9


AST%

57..5


AST/TO

1.49


AST RATIO

16.1


OREB%

28.9


DREB%

75.6


REB%

51.0


TOV%

14.9


EFG%

49.7


TS%

53.3


PACE

99.10


PIE

46.4


 

 

Matchup Shooting Stats

(Referenced By www.cleaningtheglass.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


RIM

36% (FREQ)

66.7% (FG%)


SHORT MID

15% (FREQ)

66.7% (FG%)


LONG MID

15% (FREQ)

46.2% (FG%)


ALL MID

29% (FREQ)

56.0% (FG%)


CORNER THREE

9% (FREQ)

50.0% (FG%)


NON CORNER

26% (FREQ)

39.1% (FG%)


ALL THREE

35% (FREQ)

41.9% (FG%)



OPPONENT


RIM

24% (FREQ)

75.0% (FG%)


SHORT MID

22% (FREQ)

40.0% (FG%)


LONG MID

13% (FREQ)

58.3% (FG%)


ALL MID

36% (FREQ)

46.9% (FG%)


CORNER THREE

11% (FREQ)

60.0% (FG%)


NON CORNER

29% (FREQ)

23.1% (FG%)


ALL THREE

40% (FREQ)

33.3% (FG%)


 

 

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TIGER PERFORMANCE GRADE REPORT = A

Alright so I gotta give the Bucks a nice grade here because as I have already reiterated, it’s really important to bounce back with a win against a team you should crush after a really tough match up on the road. That is what the Bucks did. They didn’t crush the Pistons, but it was a very thorough win on almost all accounts. The’re offense played great and the defense had plenty of highlights. I would give the Bucks an A+ here but they allowed the Pistons to cut their double digit lead in half in the 4th quarter so they almost choked for a moment there. However, Milwaukee keeps showing their resiliency night in and night out and once again didn’t allow the Pistons momentum swing go wild. It was a nice win against a team who could have really used one themselves. Good ol’ Bucks. Nice work.

 

 
 

TIGER’S FINAL TAKE

It’s time to forget about this game immediately because the Bucks have a big time matchup against their juggernaut rival in the East on Thursday and that is the Toronto Raptors. Every matchup against this team thus far this season just keeps on getting more hyped up and rightfully so. The Bucks and the Raptors are definitely in a tier of their own in the East right now even though Boston and Philly are making nice strides of improvement (86 Victor Oladipo - I feel bad for the Pacers!). This is the final game of the season series and it’s going to be intense! The Bucks are 2-1 against the Raptors and ultimately this game is going to implant a psychological edge for the Bucks if they win. If they don’t, well it means that chances are both of these teams will eventually meet in the Eastern conference finals and it will be a hell of a seven game series! Unless Boston or Philly have something to say about all of this…I think these two teams are destined to meet at this point. If the Bucks can beat em’, a 3-1 regular season series defeat is going to be a major confidence booster in the playoffs. The Bucks have vengeance to seek on the Raptors and the Celtics in the post season and I expect them this season to fulfill it. This next matchup is BIG TIME though and could ultimately have major ramifications going into the post season and in a seven game series. The Pistons are a hell of a lot of fun to talk about. Wait no their not. Forget this game, BRING ON THE RAPTORS! GO BUCKS!

 
 

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