Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks Were Destroyed by the Memphis Grizzlies

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  • byJatin
  • 2022-12-16T13:06:27

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies annihilated Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks 142-101 on the road. Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer waved the white flag late in the third quarter due to the severity of the defeat.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the contest with 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists despite playing just 26 minutes. During his time on the court, the Bucks were outscored by that many points, as shown by his -29 performance.

The Bucks allowed a season-high 70 points in the first half and 142 for the whole game. Milwaukee did not have defensive mainstay Jrue Holiday, but Memphis was absolutely dominant.

The club coached by Budenholzer had no response for whatever the Memphis Grizzlies accomplished on either end of the court. The most evident aspect of the jaw-dropping defeat was the Grizzlies’ dominance in the rebounding department.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks were destroyed by the Memphis Grizzlies
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks were destroyed by the Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee entered the game as the second-best rebounding team in the NBA, behind Memphis. The Grizzlies maintained their position by outrebounding the Bucks 56-39. The Bucks granted the Grizzlies 14 more possessions through offensive rebounds.

The Bucks were slaughtered in the paint by the league’s most prolific scoring club in the paint, the Memphis Grizzlies, who averaged 57.3 PPG. The Grizzlies scored 86 of their points in the paint, dominating the Bucks’ frontcourt of Giannis Antetokounmpo and another seven-footer, Brook Lopez.

Possibly Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks had an off night, or perhaps the schedule played a role. Milwaukee played their fourth game in seven nights, including three away contests.

After the painful loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks should be fine

In their past 10 games, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are 7-3, including their defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite a disappointing showing at FedEx Forum, “The Greek Freak” had been in the MVP rankings for much of the season.

The Bucks recently defeated the Golden State Warriors without Jrue Holiday, and they are still one of the most complete teams in the NBA. Mike Budenholzer’s squad is battle-tested and should only be inspired by a humiliating loss.

However, Milwaukee’s December schedule does not get easier. How they respond to this crushing loss at the hands of the Grizzlies might determine how they finish the season. Five of the next seven games for the Bucks will be played away from Fiserv Forum.

Before the end of December, they will play the New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls on the road. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will conclude their season by hosting the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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