What can the Milwaukee Bucks improve after Game 1 loss to the Heat?

Apr 16, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler
Apr 16, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /

What the Milwaukee Bucks can improve after Game 1 loss: Cooling Jimmy Butler

This may call for more Marquette on Marquette play in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Jimmy Butler got hot early and didn’t slow down much, he finished with 35 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds. 24 of his points came in the first half. An adjustment the Milwaukee Bucks could make is more Wesley Matthews and Jae Crowder on Jimmy Butler.

However, the Bucks are not incapable of winning if Butler plays well. In their third matchup of the regular season, Butler scored 32 points, however, the Bucks got a triple-double from Giannis and came out on top.

In their final regular season matchup (another game Giannis Antetokounmpo exited early), Jimmy Butler did his best to carry the Miami Heat by scoring 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting, but the Bucks won 128-99. The difference in that game was 3-point shooting, the Bucks were 19-of-46, 41.3 percent and the Heat were 9-of-40, 22.5 percent.

So even if Butler goes off, the Bucks are capable of winning.

All things considered, the Milwaukee Bucks lost a tough game. However, this one game does not speak for the entire series, and there are reasons for optimism. Not only do the numbers support that statement but also the early reports on Giannis Antetokounmpo are that his x-ray was clear and he’s dealing with a back contusion, not something more serious.

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We’ll be sure to update you on Giannis Antetokounmpo news as it becomes available. Stay tuned for improvements the Bucks can make after game 2 on Wednesday.