Mike Budenholzer hurling Magic loss in the trash
Following the blowout loss, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer appeared intent to move on from the ugly defeat, saying that he would rather hurl this game in the garbage.
“We’ll probably throw this one in the trash can and move on,” Budenholzer said, via ESPN. “We just didn’t have it tonight.”
Milwaukee have been nothing short of outstanding this season, and they currently hold the best record in the entire NBA, topping even the three-peat-searching Golden State Warriors. However, as coach Budenholzer claimed, they just weren’t on their game in this particular contest, which resulted in one of their heaviest defeats of the season.
The Bucks were notably missing the services of main man Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is currently dealing with right knee soreness. This appears to be nothing serious, and the 24-year-old is expected to suit up for his team’s next contest on Monday against the struggling Chicago Bulls.
New recruit Nikola Mirotic is still nursing a calf strain, and was unable to make his debut for his new squad.
Eric Bledsoe led the way for the Bucks in a losing effort with a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double. All-Star wing Khris Middleton did manage an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double himself, but shot a miserable 4-of-17 from the field.
The loss snaps the Bucks’ six-game winning streak, and marks only their third loss in their last 15 matchups.