The Milwaukee Bucks suffered their first loss at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night, as the Memphis Grizzlies hung on to win in a tight finish.
The Milwaukee Bucks have had an outstanding start to life at Fiserv Forum, but on Wednesday night they finally suffered a taste of defeat in their state-of-the-art new home.
The Memphis Grizzlies were the visitors to claim the honor of being the first road winners in Milwaukee this season, as they built on what’s been a solid start to the season following last year’s rare playoff absence.
Skilled big men have certainly given the Bucks plenty to think about so far this season, and that trend continued on Wednesday night as Marc Gasol poured on 29 points, with able assistance coming in the form of Mike Conley‘s shot-making and 26 points from the point guard spot.
For the Bucks, a much improved free throw shooting effort saw Giannis Antetokounmpo make 11-of-12 free throw attempts en route to 31 points, while Khris Middleton was also on song as he chipped in with 25 points.
An off shooting night would ultimately prove too much to overcome for the Bucks, although they weren’t necessarily helped by an injury to Donte DiVincenzo and the ejection of head coach Mike Budenholzer in the fourth quarter.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the game’s standout takeaways.