The Milwaukee Bucks finished their regular season with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night, leaving them with a 60-22 record for the campaign.
Entering the night shorthanded, the Milwaukee Bucks were dealt a 127-116 loss in their final game of the regular season against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum.
The Bucks put their best foot forward to open up proceedings with their makeshift starting lineup for the night. Oklahoma City eventually caught up to the Bucks’ pace and Milwaukee clung to a 31-29 edge at the end of one.
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It was in the second quarter when the game’s tune completely changed in favor of the Thunder, who were only weathering the absence of multi-time All-Star Paul George.
While the Thunder took full advantage of a near four-minute scoring drought from the Bucks over the course of the period, Milwaukee rebounded to come within 10 of the Thunder entering halftime.
The Bucks continued their comeback effort into the third quarter, going as far as making it a one-possession game at the 4:42 mark of the period. But the Thunder rebuffed their push by holding on to a 98-89 advantage through three.
The fourth quarter saw the Thunder fully put away the Bucks with a combination of strong three-point shooting and getting what they wanted at the basket by penetrating the zone defense that the Bucks opted to use for the night. And just like that, the Bucks wrapped up their regular season with their 22nd loss of the year.
So without further ado, let’s dig into the Bucks’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder from Wednesday night, starting with diving into the limited night for Khris Middleton.