Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:05pm EST
Barclays Center , Brooklyn
Written by Sporty Jordy
When and where: January 18, 2020, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 6:00 PM ET
The struggling Brooklyn Nets get no break in the action with the Milwaukee Bucks scheduled for a visit on Saturday. Milwaukee has continued to power their way through the rest of the NBA by stringing together five consecutive wins, including an impressive 128-123 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The Nets, on the other hand, are in the middle of more drama and coming off back-to-back losses to the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.
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Giannis is the freak of all freaks
On a night when Boston’s Kemba Walker scored 40 points, Bucks star forward and speeding freight train, Giannis Antetokounmpo, turned in a team-high 32 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks to lift the team to a 128-123 victory
. It took a herculean effort to finally put the Celtics away in what could have been a preview of a future playoff game.
The Bucks will now turn their attention to Kyrie Irving and the Nets on Saturday. Brooklyn is currently ranked 25th in the league in offensive efficiency and slated to go head-to-head with the No. 1-ranked defense in basketball. Antetokounmpo plays a big role in that due to his immaculate two-way abilities. Not only will “The Greak Freak” tomahawk on you, but he will also do his best Dikembe Mutumbo impression with his elite shot blocking on defense.
The dominance has continued on offense as well with Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe to back him up. Milwaukee is shooting 47.9 percent from the floor with the top-ranked scoring offense in the league.
Irving might wish he was back in Boston before this game is over.
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