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Okla. City Thunder show they are not far off…..Bucks hold off OKC

As I viewed the defending world champions Milwaukee Bucks struggle in capping off their home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was apparent that the 2021-2022 team on Reno Street is close, very close in becoming a team to reckoned with.  With another comeback game the Thunder pushed the Bucks eight times in the final quarter, trying to tie or take the lead, only letting their lack of hitting a shot keeping them from the possible upset.  Sure, shooting is a major component in winning and losing, but in this loss, OKC shows that they are no pushover by any team, especially the best one in the NBA.

 

 

With the youngest roster this side of the Red River, this group of teenagers and young twenty somethings is a hungry and developing into one tough out.  Name the names if you wish, but the young strong core of OKC’s future is ahead of schedule in the rebuild, and within a short time, this team will be playoff contenders.  SGA, Giddy, Dort and the others will leave their mark in OKC and it will be a strong one.

 

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Bucks 96, Thunder 89: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s late jumper seals win after big lead disappears

Jim Owczarski

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander battles for the ball with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) and guard Jrue Holiday at Fiserv Forum.

The Milwaukee Bucks got back to .500 and won consecutive games for just the third time this season with a dramatic 96-89 victory over Oklahoma City Friday night at Fiserv Forum.

The Bucks led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter but had to hold off the youthful Thunder over the final quarter, with Giannis Antetokounmpo hitting a spinning, fading 15-footer with 28.7 seconds left that made it 93-89.

 

Photo: USA Today