BTBP Roundtable: Adjustments Made, More Needed?

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Mar 28, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA;Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (00) gets a pass against Golden State Warriors guard

Klay Thompson

(11) in the second quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

5. How do you see the Bucks faring overall in their two upcoming games with the Warriors?

AM: I’m not sure anybody believes that the Bucks will beat the Warriors, but I do believe that if they get a truly engaged defensive showing in even one of the games they’ll be more competitive than many expect. The Bucks match up with them better than many other NBA teams, yet at the moment their biggest problem will be effectively defending the three-point line, as they simply haven’t been doing it.

TW: Not well. Even potentially without Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, the Warriors are the best team in the NBA for a reason. They’ve been literally unbeatable thus far, and despite Milwaukee having a history of busting such streaks Golden State is miles ahead of everybody else this season. It may be technically possible to beat the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors, but the fact remains that nobody has yet to do it.

JT: Oh boy, I’m honestly just hoping for the Bucks to not get blown out. It’s clear that the Warriors have been on another level compared to the rest of the NBA since the first game of the season and if the Bucks are at their best defensively, they have the potential to make things more interesting than it seems. However, I just don’t see how any team, much less the Bucks, can stop what’s shaping up to be one of the best teams to ever play in the history of the NBA. But there’s no harm in trying though.

JH: No way they win both games and the chances they win one game are so slim you could almost say it is nonexistent. If they are going to win a game against the NBA’s juggernaut it will have to be at home on Saturday.

What has to happen for a Bucks win: MCW needs to start, get at least 10 assists, and hold Steph Curry to about 20 points; Middleton has to outscore Klay Thompson; Giannis cannot get into foul trouble and needs to have a huge game (i.e. 25 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals); Parker needs to score 20 and to play the best defense of his life; Monroe needs to get all the rebounds (at least 15, 12 of which are defensive); the bench needs to play mistake free basketball with a locked in defense; and the Bucks have to somehow hold the Warriors to under 100 points.

Will some of these things happen? Maybe. Will the Warriors instead blow out the Bucks and win by 30? Maybe. I hope, for Milwaukee’s sake, it is a competitive game.

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