The Bucks played 3 games this week against only 2 different teams. Here is the weekly recap for the Milwaukee Bucks.
November 21st, 2016: Magic 89, Bucks 93
The Bucks opened the week hosting the Magic, a team they would face again at the end of the week. The close game was highlighted by Giannis Antetokounmpo getting his first triple double of the season. His partner in dunks, Jabari Parker, led all players in scoring with 22 points. Giannis had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The magic committed 24 turnovers while the Bucks only turned the ball over 13 times, which certainly contributed to the win. The Bucks' shooting was not great, but not awful. They shot 40.7% from the field, but only had 3 players score more than 10 points. The 3-point shooting was 27.6%.
November 25th, 2016: Raptors 105, Bucks 99
After a 3 day break, the Bucks hosted the Toronto Raptors. As is the case with many games against the NBA's top teams, the Bucks were able to stay with the Raptors even without Khris Middleton. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while 3 other players scored over 10 points for Milwaukee. The Bucks had a better shooting percentage than the Raptors at 50.6%, and the 3 point shooting was at 41.4% with 12 made threes. Toronto outscored the Bucks in the first 3 quarters and tied with them in the final quarter. Milwaukee may have had it, but Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan sank some impossible and clutch shots in the game's final moments. The Raptors took the Cavs to 6 games in the Eastern Conference Finals last year, showing they have the talent to compete with the best team in the NBA. Milwaukee being able to give Toronto a scare is something to be excited about.
November 27th, 2016: Bucks 104, Magic 96
The Bucks ended the week by playing the Magic again, this time in Orlando. Milwaukee's win is not just a regular season win, but it is the 2nd win in the 3 game series against Orlando, meaning that the Bucks have taken the season series. There were no triple doubles this time, but 5 players scored 10 or more points for Milwaukee, including John Henson who had 20. Milwaukee got off to a hot start, scoring 36 points in the 1st quarter. They shot 47.7% from the field, and rookie Malcolm Brogdon scored 12 points and went 2/3 from 3 point land.
The Bucks are now 7-8 in the season, and this week they will host Cleveland, as well as 2 games against Brooklyn.