It was a blast from the past for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Just like they did in the 1971-72 regular season against the Lakers, the Bucks put a screeching halt to another winning streak; this time it’s the Golden State Warriors’ 24-0, beating them 108-95.
The Warriors were slumped right from the opening tip-off, unable to keep up with the Bucks’ Greg Monroe and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
At halftime, the Bucks were out of reach with nine points, 59-48.
The Warriors tried to flip the tables at second half, cutting double-digit leads to one point. But the Bucks pulled away numerous times just before the Warriors can get a good lead, shooting down the Warriors’ momentum.
Entering the fourth, the Warriors were down by only by 3 points, 80-77. But with four of their regular starters on the bench for the first minutes of the game, they watched the bucks extend by as much as 11 points.
The Warriors tried to get back as the game winded down near the 6-minute mark, but with a lead that much and drained out players, there was only so much the Warriors can do in six minutes.
Michael Carter-Williams’ final drive play sealed the sweet deal for the bucks. Leandro Barbosa shot the final two points for the warriors to close the gap to 13 points.
The Warriors, coming out from a double overtime win against the Celtics, were silent from behind the arc, sinking just six of 26 attempts.
Stephen Curry pitched 28 points, 7 Boards, and 5 assists for the Warriors. From the field, he made 10 of 21 from the field, and only two of eight from his usual 3-point territory.
Behind him was Draymond Green with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. Klay Thompson – who just cam from an ankle injury – made his play today, but he only pitched 12 points, two rebounds, and three assists.
Greg Monroe led the Bucks with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists, Jabari Parker made 19 points, 7 boards with 9 of 14 from the field.
Counting the Warriors’ winning streak from last season, they’ve surpassed Miami Heat’s 27-0 winning streak during the 2012-13 season, and were en route to beating the Lakers’ 33-0 streak.
The Warriors will face the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday with a 24-1 record, while the Bucks face the Lakers on Tuesday.
What can you say?