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Eric Bledsoe, Bucks ‘hungry’ to beat Warriors

Eric Bledsoe, Stephen Curry

Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks are off to an 8-2 start to the season and appear to be buying into head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system well. Budenholzer, who comes from the Gregg Popovich coaching tree, has implemented a new offense in Milwaukee, one which is predicated on moving the ball side to side, playing uptempo and utilizing zipper cuts in the half court.

The Bucks are averaging 120.0 points per game, good for second place in the NBA. Milwaukee’s high-powered offense will be put to the test Thursday night when they take on the juggernaut known as the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors are putting up the most points in the NBA right now, scoring 123.5 a game.

Eric Bledsoe will be primarily matched up against Stephen Curry and the explosive Bucks guard says he and his teammates are hungry to defeat the reigning two-time NBA champions.

“They a tough team, man,” Bledsoe said. “They the defending champs. You know we lost yesterday, so we comin’ in hungry.”

Bledsoe is averaging 12.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game on the season. The 28-year-old guard is shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line.

The Warriors will be without Draymond Green in this one, but like Bledsoe says, Golden State will has Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the team. It’s going to be fun to watch Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo go up against Durant.