Game Thread: Warriors @ Milwaukee Bucks 2015-12-12

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The best overall start and longest road winning streak to begin an NBA season have already been added to the Golden State Warriors' historic list of accomplishments, and they're moving closer to the longest run the league has ever seen.

On Saturday night in Milwaukee, they can do something no one has ever pulled off.

Fatigued as they may be, the Warriors face the Bucks trying to become the first team to sweep a road trip of at least seven games as they look to make it 29 straight regular-season victories before heading back to the Bay Area.

It's been 2 1/2 weeks since Golden State (24-0) set the NBA record for the best start at 16-0 and four days since they broke the 1969-70 New York Knicks' mark for the best road start in Indiana with their 13th consecutive victory away from home.

That tied the Warriors for the second-longest winning streak in league history at 27, but separating themselves from that mark was perhaps their toughest challenge yet.

Even with Klay Thompson out due to a sprained right ankle and Harrison Barnes still missing because of a sprain to his left, Golden State overcame its first sub-40 percent shooting effort in 53 regular-season games to outlast Boston 124-119 in double overtime.

"We will definitely cherish this, because it doesn't happen often," center Andrew Bogut said. "The record, the history, the team -- it doesn't happen often so we will cherish it. Who knows? Next year you could be on a different team and nobody's talking about you."

Only one Warrior all season had topped 42 minutes in a game -- Stephen Curry in a November OT win over Brooklyn -- but the reigning MVP (47), Draymond Green (50) and Andre Iguodala (44) all got there Friday. The bench could be asked to log major minutes in Milwaukee, particularly if Thompson remains out.

"Now I can admit I'm tired," Curry said. "We'll dig deep for (Saturday)."

A victory in Milwaukee would give the Warriors a record as improbable as anything they've done. No team in NBA history has gone 7-0 or better on a single road trip.

The Bucks (9-15) should be relatively well rested after Friday's 90-83 regulation loss in Toronto, but they'll be playing their sixth game in nine days. They'll have Sunday and Monday off before beginning a four-games-in-six-days trip that includes a visit to Golden State on Friday.

Milwaukee is averaging 89.1 points in its last eight games.

"We have to play a complete game," Khris Middleton said. "We can't take quarters, minutes, plays off. ... Our margin of error is very small right now, so we can't have any lapses."

Milwaukee is 4-1 concluding back-to-backs, though the opponents -- Brooklyn and Denver twice along with New York -- have left a bit to be desired.

If the Bucks hope to have a chance, they'll likely attempt to slow the Warriors down. Milwaukee games average the second-fewest possessions (95.29 per 48 minutes) in the league while Golden State plays at the third-fastest pace (101.74).

The Warriors, however, might welcome a less-frenetic tempo in their final contest before hopping a plane and heading home to begin a five-game homestand Wednesday.

Another poor shooting effort -- Golden State hit 29 percent from long distance against the Celtics -- seems unlikely, even with some tired legs. The Warriors shot below 35 percent from 3 five times prior to Friday, and they shot better than 50 beyond the arc in their next game four times.

Golden State has won 17 of 19 back-to-backs since last Christmas, and Curry has been fantastic in its six this season. He averages 32.8 points and is a 56.1 percent shooter with no rest, and his team's 117.7 points per game in those situations is 10.1 better than anyone else.

The Warriors have won four straight against Milwaukee and topped 50 percent in the last three.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:35 pm
Already up! Thanks Mullin! The Bucks can play some D, they might not be able to score for ****, but anyone can get hot. This is an important game for so many reasons:
  • Extending the record to start the season to 25-0.
  • Taking sole ownership of the no. 2 best win streak ever.
  • Completing the greatest road trip in NBA history!

There's so much going on here, and the lowly Bucks stand in our way, and we have Klay back! This could be a trap game, but given how much historical significance is riding on this game, I highly doubt we'll play down.

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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Klay is in
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:03 pm
Damn, Green is so good and finishing those ugly, off-rhythm plays around the rim.

Flat start offensively, but I'm far more concerned with how we looked out hustled defensively.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:48 pm
Well, not a whole lot to say about that half. The obvious is we're tired and shooting like crap, but there's no way the Bucks keeps shooting like this. I'm far more concerned with our rebounding and defense; We could easily get out and run in the 3rd to erase the deficit, but can we keep them off the boards and make them work enough on the other end?

I guess this is why going 7-0 in a road trip has never been done; it's hard AF.

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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:17 pm
The bucks are an interesting team, young athletic, versatile but need an upgrade at the point position.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:35 pm
They need shooters too.

That was a sorry effort by the bench to let the Bucks go back up by double digits. It took Walton far too long to bring the starters back in. It all starts on the defensive end, but we're gong to need Klay to actually make a bucket or two.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:41 pm
Yeah, this isn't looking good. I think the streak end tonight. We're just not hustling defensively and the help isn't coming late, it's not coming at all. Pretty sorry effort defensively in the quarter, we deserve to lose this one.

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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Just sloppy tonight again, and it caught us. Klay didn't have the game we needed, definitely missing another scorer tonight. Frustrating but this was a great run, the wins in a row was amazing to watch, we have things to work on.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:51 pm
It was the greatest start to a season ever and the team will get some rest and come home to go strong.

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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:51 pm
It took the Bucks to shoot unbelievable in the first half to beat us. It was the last day of an epic long road trip so we will see what happens with the rematch next week.
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Jesus, did the Bucks just drop confetti for a regular season win?!?! Wow...

Sloppy indeed, not to take anything away from this remarkable season, but this was the worst way to end this streak - I completely disagree with Bob - we squandered this one, the Bucks didn't have much to do with it.

Definitely, we've got plenty of room for improvement, just getting Klay'so back to where he 2as before the injury, Barnes coming back will add Rush as a weapon off the bench (his natural state), Mo Speights can start being Mo Buckets again anytime now, and I'd love to see more MacAdoo and Thompson to anchor our struggling bench D.

What a crazy way for the streak to end... oh well, back to working on the new site I go...
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» Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:59 pm
mullin17 wrote:It took the Bucks to shoot unbelievable in the first half to beat us. It was the last day of an epic long road trip so we will see what happens with the rematch next week.
migya wrote:It was the greatest start to a season ever and the team will get some rest and come home to go strong.

Oh, I would hate to be the Suns in a few days, or the Bucks next week. There's going to be some frustrated guys in white, with something to prove and new streak to start.
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» Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:42 am
Did anyone notice that the Bucks were streakbusters... again?

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» Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:41 am
Last game of 14 day road trip, on a back to back, after a double overtime Bucks will be a playoff team but they got lucky.
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