And Bucks coach Jason Kidd predicted as much before Friday night's game, saying that even without Stephen Curry, who would sit out with a right sprained ankle, the Warriors still had Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. "We just had to figure it out".
Bucks hope to snap out of their three-point funk vs. the Warriors (read here): Also of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Matt Velazquez wrote on the recent downturn the Bucks' three-point shooting has taken, both in terms of attempts and efficiency, and how they aim to break out of it.
Trailing by 14 at halftime, the Bucks turned to the Golden State way to get back in the game - hitting clutch shots from 3-point range. With Curry out, the Warriors instead focused on driving to the hoop and gave the Bucks fits at time with cutters. On one in the second quarter, Durant made Antentokounmpo look silly with a nasty fake leading to a dunk.
Warriors: Curry re-sprained the troublesome ankle before the loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Clippers. "We are making a conscious effort". But thanks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Lori Nickel and her piece on Snell, we get a good look at the circumstances he had to deal with as he rose through the ranks to get to the National Basketball Association.
Curry has been dominant since returning from the injury on December 30, averaging 35.2 points and hitting 33 3-pointers (53.2 percent). Durant finished with a game-high 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting.
Warriors F Kevon Looney had nine points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes playing in his hometown. "I dreamed about this as a kid so it was pretty sweet", he said.
With the Warriors back in action on Saturday night, Thompson should be able to start a new streak right away.
Bucks: Travel to Miami to face the Heat in the first of a two-game swing.