Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from Summer League loss to LA Clippers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bronson Koenig
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bronson Koenig /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Bronson Koenig
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Bronson Koenig /

The Milwaukee Bucks had some bright spots on Monday night, but ultimately lost to the Summer League version of the LA Clippers.

The Milwaukee Bucks had control of their Las Vegas Summer League matchup against the LA Clippers. Milwaukee just had to hold on — to not give up a 20-point run — to win and improve to 2-1 before tournament play began.

Then the Bucks gave up a 20-point run, lost their big lead, and eventually fell to the Summer Clippers. The final score was 100-93 in favor of Los Angeles after the late-night game ended. Hey, at least Milwaukee broke 60 this time.

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Setting the disappointment of blowing a lead and losing in such an ugly fashion aside, there were some positives on display here for the Bucks. A few players who had been quiet early on started to shine more, and the team didn’t completely fall apart without Thon Maker manning the middle.

Plus we finally got to see some Stephen Zimmerman, although he may not have been the best Bucks center on Monday night. Zimmerman was the latest addition to Milwaukee’s Summer League team, after the Orlando Magic waived him earlier in the Summer League schedule.

Here are some takeaways from Monday night’s action, including the center situation, Milwaukee’s biggest strength, and more from the Summer Bucks.