Game Thread: Milwaukee Bucks @ Warriors 2015-12-18

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The Golden State Warriors have built the best 26-game start in NBA history with a businesslike approach.

The next game will be a little personal, however.

The Warriors get a chance to avenge their lone loss when the Milwaukee Bucks limp into Oakland for Friday night's matchup.

Milwaukee sent shock waves throughout the league by ending the Warriors' 28-game regular-season winning streak with Saturday's 108-95 victory. Michael Carter-Williams capped the upset with a late dunk he followed by glaring at the Golden State bench, a move which drew the ire of several Warriors.

"We remember what happened less than a week ago," Stephen Curry said following Wednesday's 128-103 bounce-back win over Phoenix.

Even if Golden State didn't have that additional motivation, Milwaukee (10-17) faces an uphill task in achieving a season sweep. The Bucks have lost 11 straight on the road and won't have top scorer Greg Monroe for a third consecutive game due to a Grade I MCL sprain in his left knee.

Monroe played an integral part in the victory over the Warriors, tallying a season-high 28 points along with 11 rebounds and five assists.

The Bucks have averaged 89.0 points during their road skid. Including playoffs, Golden State (25-1) hasn't scored fewer than 90 at home in 70 straight outings. The Warriors have won 29 straight in Oakland in regular-season play.

Having Klay Thompson at full strength also figures to hinder Milwaukee's chances. The All-Star guard was held to 12 points and 4-of-14 shooting as he dealt with a sprained ankle in last week's meeting, but scored a season-high 43 against the Suns.

"It's good to have a few big-scoring games here or there just to let teams know they can't focus so much on Steph," said Thompson, who went 8 of 13 from 3-point range. "Just (to) give him some balance out there because he's going to get every team's greatest look every night."

The Warriors also should be more fresh for the rematch. Last week's loss was the finale of a grueling seven-game, 13-day road trip, but they'll play for just the second time in six days Friday.

Milwaukee has dropped the first two games of a four-game western swing. After opening with a lackluster performance in Tuesday's 113-95 defeat to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers, the Bucks showed more will Wednesday but lost 113-90 to the Clippers.

"The fight was there and the intent was right," coach Jason Kidd said. "The guys played hard, but the ball did not fall for us. The effort was extremely high, but we just could not make the plays when we needed to."

Carter-Williams had 17 points in the latest defeat and has averaged 17.7 in a three-game stretch, a result of his increased role with backcourt mates Greivis Vasquez and Jerryd Bayless sidelined by ankle injuries. The point guard totaled 17 points, seven assists and five steals against Golden State.

With Monroe out, the Bucks will lean more heavily on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, who scored a season-high 19 on Saturday.

Milwaukee had lost four straight to the Warriors.
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:04 pm
Ah yeaaaa, it's revenge time!

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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:43 pm
The Bucks length scare me, its showing how to beat the warriors in some sense, or on our part finding more length and more versatility to ensure teams like that don't cause us any issue. Also highlights the importance of Barnes, or possibly the rookie 6'9 Looney who will add that much needed versatility and length.
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:32 pm
I think Barnes's absence has been undersold, but our bench has been trash besides a couple guys. Iggy hasn't been playing anywhere close to his ability, Speights has been garbage all season (he's emphasizing that tonight), and Barbosa's 3 has disappeared again.

The biggest thing for the Bucks is that Kidd obviously has Steph's number, but this is more about us than it is them. Plays like Speights... well, all of his, but just getting out hustled...
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:35 pm
WOW DRAYMOND!!!

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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:38 pm
MVP MVP MVP

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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:40 pm
Against the bucks, give them the outside shots, don't allow them in the interior, that's where they do the damage. So that means boxing out, cutting off lanes, and keep the effort level high
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:41 pm
THERE'S THE WARRIORS WE LOVE!!!!
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:42 pm
Definitely, it is coincidence that they've started out shooting so well in both games, but we let that take us out of the game - we start chasing them off the line and they start moving inside.

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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:43 pm
JREED wrote:I think Barnes's absence has been undersold, but our bench has been trash besides a couple guys. Iggy hasn't been playing anywhere close to his ability, Speights has been garbage all season (he's emphasizing that tonight), and Barbosa's 3 has disappeared again.

The biggest thing for the Bucks is that Kidd obviously has Steph's number, but this is more about us than it is them. Plays like Speights... well, all of his, but just getting out hustled...


Absolutely, don't know whether or not to start panicking about the bench, they need to get it together soon.
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:46 pm
I think they will. Last season wasn't a fluke, but some guys just need to find their shots. It all starts with the D though, and Speights is nice as a shooting big and all, but I'm loving what I'm seeing from MacAdoo this season. We might have the answer for the backup 4 already.
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:49 pm
Honestly, we've had an amazing season thus far, but so much of that has been built on the backs of Green and Curry constantly exhibiting heroics. We'd barely be .500 without either one of them. So it's promising to know that all it'll take is 1-2 more guys to actually contribute offensively, but when is that going to happen?

I can't blame a lot of the subs for not making shots, but they just aren't showing the effort we saw last season.
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:50 pm
I just want the Dubs to put them away... I gotta run... IGGY!!!
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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:58 pm
WOW, how many times can refs get this rule wrong against us with games on the line - didn't it happen twice last season? Once in the playoffs?

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» Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:06 pm
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