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Last night, before Bud’s pregame scrum, @ZoraStephenson said I tend to have good food recommendations and I’ve legitimately never enjoyed a compliment more.
After Greece lost to Brazil in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Giannis Antetokounmpo chatted with teammate Giorgios Papagiannis, who informed him Brazilian big Bruno Caboclo was playing for Memphis.
Giannis: "OK, cool. Watch the game.”
Last night was that game. theathletic.com/1459759/2019/1…
just when u thought the lead was safe pic.twitter.com/yjlcUZl5tA
Is this the 2nd best golf event of 2019?
After tonight, Giannis Antetokounmpo is shooting 14-for-32 from three in the fourth-quarter.
That's 43.7 percent.
Asked Eric Bledsoe how his shin is doing after the collision in the 3rd.
Bled: “It’s cool.”
Me: “It’s fine?”
Bled: “I’m good.”
Me: “I remember Khris telling us he was fine then missing like two weeks.”
Bled: “I know. ... Khris a little baby, though.”
Road records in the East:
Giannis was +26 and played fewer than 27 mins while scoring 37 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. That’s...crazy.
#MILvMEM 17 wins in a row. Final in Memphis Bucks 127 Grizzlies 114. Bucks down 5 after 3 win the 4th quarter 37-19. Giannis 37 Middleton 26. 23-3 record 21 of 22 11-2 on the Road. Wow! Home vs Cleveland Saturday 7:30pm. IT’S IN THE BANK! AGAIN!
Bucks beat Grizz 127-114.
They move to 23-3, winning streak is now at 17.
The Bucks were trailing by 10 late in the third, Bledsoe was out for the night, Giannis was in foul trouble.
Giannis finishes with 37 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. That's why he's the MVP.
Bucks win, 127-114. Grizzlies pushed them hard, but Giannis & Middleton showed up big in the 4th.
I'd like to think Taylor Jenkins is just calling these timeouts to piss off Bud. If he is, I respect it. Well played.
That would have been quite an exclamation point by Brook Lopez. Would have had his two biggest dunks of the season in a single game.
What a week. Giannis vs LeBron, Giannis vs Luka, Giannis vs Leon Wood
Savvy move by George Hill.
Shameless plug: theathletic.com/1458571/2019/1…
These officials have just been garbage. No other way to describe it.
Some kid behind us just told Jaw Crowder, "That was not a foul, dude." Crowder turned around and said, "Yes it was."
Sterling Brown corner three - he's played some big minutes tonight. His defense has been excellent in the fourth and now he makes a big shot out of the timeout with Giannis looking to sit this one out.
St3rling and the Bucks are up 15.
Sterling Brown corner 3 out of the timeout. Bucks up 15.
This sort of felt like the type of night that would end the streak. Outlier 3-point shooting, calls going against the Bucks.
And then Giannis just said, "Nah." 17 points for him in the quarter. Bucks up 118-106 with 3:24 left.
Giannis has totally taken over in the 4th with 17 points, including going 2/2 on 3's, to put him at 37 points on the night.
More importantly, he's put the Bucks up, 118-106, with 3:24 left.
Giannis and fourth-quarter three-point makes are just a nightly occurrence these days. He's not shy about taking them in tight situations.
Giannis misses a midrange jumper but George Hill gets the board. Hands back to Giannis who slowly works back to the top of the key, sees the Grizzlies aren't going to step up and he swishes a 3.
Now an old-fashioned 3-point play for Giannis. Bucks up, 118-106 -- 3:52 to go.
Antetokounmpo relentlessly attacking Jackson Jr. in the post since he entered at the start of the fourth quarter. To the line again. Hits both.
Khris and Giannis with back-to-back threes, but make no mistake, the Bucks defense has decided to play here in the fourth.
(It also helps there isn't a human flamethrower playing for the other team in the fourth so far)
Floppy for Middleton ATO and he gets the corner 3.
Khris Middleton with a corner 3 and he has 9 of his 26 pts in the 4th. Bucks up 4.
Bucks back up 103-102 with 6:46 left.
Pedestrian night for the Bucks from 3. They've hit just 7-of-26, while the Grizzlies have hit 19-of-45 from deep.
I was certain Khris was going to throw a lob and Giannis was going to jump over another human again.
Instead Khris misses the shot, Giannis misses the tip and then Sterling followed with another tip. Not quite the same but you still get the same amount of points..
Refs disallowed Jaren Jackson Jr. from checking in, so Taylor Jenkins called a timeout instead.
Bucks clinging to a 103-102 lead with 6:46 left. Giannis 25 pts, Middleton 23.
I've never seen a lane violation on both teams before, but I guess now I have.
Giannis misses the 2nd of a pair of FTs but Sterling Brown taps the rebound out and it leads to Giannis putting Bruno Caboclo on a poster.
Giannis then called for a technical after running back on defense. Didn't see what prompted the call.
Pretty little side pick-and-roll with Middleton and Antetokounmpo and Giannis puts it on Bruno Caboclo's head.
Khris Middleton leads a 4-0 spurt to open the 4th quarter and Taylor Jenkins calls timeout.
Grizzlies lead, 95-94, with 11:05 left.
Khris Middleton with a bucket and then makes another jumper. Giannis was fouled during the second jumper, with the officials calling an and-1 with Giannis getting the FT.
Bucks switched everything on the first defensive possession of the fourth quarter.
Antetokounmpo back on the floor to start the fourth quarter. He has four personal fouls and he's played 18 minutes tonight.
Eric Bledsoe limped off the court and is out for the night, Giannis has four fouls and sat out most of the quarter, Jaren Jackson Jr just went off for 24 points in the third and the Bucks trail 95-90 with 12 minutes left.
Bucks bench mob ends the 3rd quarter on a 7-2 run and the Bucks trail the Grizzlies, 95-90, heading into the fourth.
Jaren Jackson Jr. was absolutely unconscious from long range in the 3rd quarter, making 7/11 (he's 8/14 tonight) as part of a 26-point outburst.