It was all going so well up to half time, but then any aspirations the Milwaukee Bucks had of advancing into the quarter finals of Summer League fell apart in front of their eye.
Having come out of the blocks firing early on, continuing the stellar play that had seen them get past the Houston Rockets a day earlier, all signs were pointing to another success for the Bucks.
They had an impressive 25 points at the end of the first quarter, and that was then followed up by 27 more in the second combining to form a two point Milwaukee lead heading into the interval.
Instrumental to the Bucks’ good start was first-round pick rashad Vaughn who had posted twelve points by half time, while following a strong effort in the previous game Kevin Jones wasn’t far behind him with ten of his own.
Feb 10, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Runnin
The game in itself presented new challenges for the Bucks, as not only did it see them matched up against one of the more talented and experienced teams in the competition, they also were forced to do so without Damien Inglis.
Having played a limited role the night before, the NBA TV broadcast mentioned that Inglis had flown back to Milwaukee as a precaution, and as a result the Bucks had a slightly different look to them.
Whether that made any real difference in the second half is up for debate, but Milwaukee allowed this game to get away from them in super quick time.
Behind the strong play of guys like T.J. Warren, Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin and Alex Len, Phoenix outscored Milwaukee by 16 points in the third quarter, and a further twelve in the last to make the final score appear like a 26-point mauling.
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