Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Matthew Dellavedova’s Screens Remain A Talking Point

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Raptors continued to air grievances on the eve of Game 2.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we dive even deeper into reactions and analysis from the Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors, and take a look at the key quotes and talking points (mostly emanating from Toronto) heading into Game 2.

As the Bucks prepare for the second contest of their first round series, they do so with all momentum on their side, no pressure, and the Raptors desperately searching for answers. Could the Bucks possibly return home up 2-0?

Whatever way the game turns out, the best place to get all of the reaction tomorrow morning will be here on Behind the Buck Pass. This daily column will link up most of the instant analysis from us and elsewhere around the internet to start off the morning, while more detailed analysis will follow up throughout the day.

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Let’s get down to it:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 4/17/17

Milwaukee Bucks: Thon Maker‘s Defense Set The Tone In Game 1 (read above): I broke down the video to highlight just how impactful Thon Maker was defensively in Game 1 against the Raptors.

Milwaukee Bucks: Guard Heavy Rotations In Game 1 (read here): Reid Mueller takes a closer look at how a rarely used two point guard lineup proved important for Milwaukee in Saturday’s win.

Playoffs Giannis Antetokounmpo is Everything Bucks Fans Could Have Hoped For (read here): Ti Windisch revisited Giannis’ stellar Game 1, and how his performance lived up to all of the expectations that Bucks fans could have set for it.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 4/17/17

Dellavedova’s screens draw Toronto’s attention (read here): Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about Dwane Casey’s decision to double down on his comments on Matthew Dellavedova‘s screens, and speaks to the Australian guard about the furore.

Slow-starting Raptors face ‘DNA’ test in Game 2 (read here): Doug Smith of the Toronto Star writes about the need for the Raptors to prove themselves on Tuesday, and the injury doubts facing Serge Ibaka.

NBA Playoff Openers: Grading the Superheroes and Trolls (read here): Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated graded many of the key figures of the playoffs’ opening weekend, dishing out an A+ for Giannis and the “preview of the next decade” he demonstrated on Saturday.

Ten Takeaways from the First Weekend of the NBA Playoffs (read here): Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shares his takeaways from the opening weekend of the postseason, including a theory that Giannis might actually be an alien. Seriously.

Collecting Points and Degrees, Malcolm Brogdon Shines as a ROY Candidate and Public Policy Champion (read here): The NBPA profiled Malcolm Brogdon, stepping beyond his play on the court to look at his studies up to this point and his ambitions as a humanitarian in the future.

Stars Around the NBA Talk the Legacy of Dirk Nowitzki (read here): Isaac Harris of The Smoking Cuban spoke to host of NBA stars about Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy, including Dirk’s former teammate and current Buck Jason Terry.

Next: Win In 6 Podcast #112: Bucks Leave Game 1 In Jurassic Park More Alive Than Ever

That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.