Bucks Rally Past Woeful Celtics
It didn’t start out the way the Bucks had expected, but in the end the Bucks were able to pull out a victory against the Boston Celtics. The bench was able to spur on this comeback, with 4 different reserves scoring in double digits. The Celtics were led by little known Center Victor Faverani, who had 12 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 blocks.
Player of the Game
After the Bucks got down in the second half by 22 points, it was Zaza who led the comeback, scoring 16 of his game high 20 points after that. Being aggressive in the post and drawing fouls led to most of those points, as Pachulia went 10 – 10 from the foul line during that stretch. His defensive presence and budding chemistry with Nate Wolters will sorely be needed in the games to come.
Not So Much….
In the past, Sanders’ minutes have limited due to foul trouble, but this game saw a completely different reason for the starting center to only play 18 minutes. Sanders is supposed to be the anchor of this team, but he sure didn’t play like it last night. He was greatly outplayed by Faverani and for the Bucks to have a chance to do anything this season, he needs to step up his play.
- We had a Greek Freak Alert, with Giannis dunking on a fast break. More please
- Khris Middleton brought the type of defensive intensity tonight that can actually make him a legit stopper for this team
- Kelly Olynyk had an absolutely terrible foul on Khris Middleton, who heaved up a 40-foot three point attempt at the end of the third quarter and was subsequently able to make all three free throw attempts