3. Milwaukee Bucks- 107
2. Brooklyn Nets- 115
Brooklyn Nets- 1-0
James harden left the game within the first few minutes with an hamstring injury.
Kyrie Irving got the Nets going early as he was splashing from everywhere. In the 2nd half KD took over by keeping the ball in his hands.
Giannis Antetokounmpo got his numbers. But he is facing a similar style defense that teams implement on him and defeated him in playoffs before.
Did the Nets defense work?
Yes, because the lack of ball movement and missed 3’s allowed the Nets to sag off Giannis in the half court.
Which put all the pressure on Middleton, Holiday & Lopez.
Blake Griffin showed up and played his heart out. If he can keep that energy up then the Nets will win this series for sure. Griffin has shown in game 1 he will be the Nets X-Factor.
The Bucks can Adjust:
Adjustments for Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks:
Play inside out , not outside in.
Get Giannis off the ball cutting. He is one of the most athletic players in the league.
Haven’t y’all figured that out yet?
Giannis going 1 on 4 doesn’t allow anyone on your team to build in game chemistry.
The match up: The Freak vs Kd
I personally think that the 7/11 tag team had a subpar game. They combined for 54 points and I expect them to be more efficient come game 2.
My outcome for this series:
Brooklyn Nets in 6.
-NEVER LOSE FAITH-