Milwaukee Bucks obliterate Golden State Warriors with efficiency

Dec 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez; Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson
Dec 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Takeaways from the Milwaukee Bucks domination of the Warriors: The Bucks were insanely efficient

Giannis Antetokounmpo had his fingerprints all over this game, in some good ways but admittedly in some bad ways as well, he allowed himself to be baited into a lot of jump shots on a night where they weren’t falling for him. However, despite being 9-of-26 from the field and 11-of-17 from the free throw line, Giannis put up 30 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished five assists. Certainly a strong presence offensively (and defensively) but it was actually all of Giannis’ teammates that benefitted from all the attention Giannis drew and they made the Warriors pay.

Man, did they make the Warriors pay.

Players not named Giannis Antetokounmpo shot an insane 36-of-56 from the field, 64.3 percent! Also, players not named Giannis shot 11-of-23 behind the 3-point line, just under 50 percent. Then moving to free throw efficiency, Giannis as mentioned missed six free throws, not a single other member of the Milwaukee Bucks missed a single one. The Bucks as a team outside Giannis were 15-of-15 at the free throw line, led by Khris Middleton who got five freebies because of Golden State’s technical fouls.

The efficiency with which the Bucks played Tuesday night ought to terrify the rest of the NBA, because on top of the Bucks dropping numbers like that, Giannis had an off night from the field and still scored 30 points.

The Bucks in an uninspiring loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday scored 92 points total, the Milwaukee Bucks hit 92 points on a free throw by George Hill with 2:31 left in the 3rd quarter!

The Bucks came out of halftime and put a 5-0 run on the Warriors in less than a minute on a layup by Giannis and 3-pointer by Khris Middleton assisted by Giannis. Middleton finished 6-of-13 from the field and 3-of-7 from the 3-point line, 46.2 and 42.9 percent respectively and finished with a season high 20 points in under 29 minutes.

Grayson Allen, man did he have a bounce back game, after a rough outing in Houston Grayson decided to not miss a single shot against the Warriors. Allen finished 6-of-6 for 16 points and made me look good for suggesting the Bucks use him like the Utah Jazz use Jordan Clarkson. Grayson was 2-for-2 on 3-pointers and is shooting 40.9 percent from deep on the season, only Jevon Carter and Serge Ibaka have made a higher percentage.

Brook Lopez, Pat Connaughton, Jevon Carter, George Hill, Wesley Matthews all contributed to the win as well, those five combined were 10-of-15 from the field and 4-for-8 behind the 3-point line, adding up to 30 points, fantastic efficiency from the Bucks role players.