The Milwaukee Bucks split their weekend double header, taking a loss at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, then bouncing back to beat the Washington Wizards.
On Friday night, the Bucks took on the Raptors and lost 129-110, just 4 days after their previous matchup. It was a game decided in the 3rd quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Bucks 43-19.
“It just seemed like we took a step back when they turned it up,” Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. “We kind of like gave in.”
Though things were ugly on Friday, the Bucks did what they had to do to get refocused and were able to go into Washington and get a victory over the Wizards. The game came with drama, as Matthew Dellavedova had an aggressive foul in the fourth quarter that was deemed a flagrant 2 and resulted in his first career ejection. The Bucks were able to keep their composure, trust in each other, and ultimately pull out a 110-103 victory.
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A few roster changes occurred over the weekend as well, as the team waived DeAndre Liggins and Joel Bolomboy. The Bucks signed Sean Kilpatrick for the rest of the season on a minimum deal.
It came out over the weekend that Bucks Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the NBA in All-Star Game fan voting. Coach Jason Kidd is proud of his superstar.
“[It is] well deserved. It shows all his hard work. He is a guy that everyone wants to see play, no matter whether you’re in Milwaukee or on the road.”