Ebene News – United States – Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks live score and stats – February 19, 2021 Gametracker

The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to cope with something they haven’t experienced before in Mike Budenholzer’s three seasons as a coach – a losing five-game

“We’re just a little funk offensively,” Budenholzer said Thursday night after the Bucks lost 110-96 to the Toronto Raptors “But I think we can do it”

Game 3 of Milwaukee’s five-game skid was a 114-109 loss to host Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday Bucks and Thunder meet again Friday in Milwaukee

“We’ve lost one of the best players on the squad and the playmakers and best defensemen on the squad, (he) doesn’t play with us,” Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “It’s no excuse I’m not the guy who keeps excuses, but it’s a big part of who we are We need him We need him when he’s safe for him to play”

Antetokounmpo says Holiday’s return will not be a magic elixir, but it will push the Bucks in the right direction

“It doesn’t mean that when he comes back we will play better because it’s a team, it’s a group,” said Antetokounmpo “But it will make things easier for Khris (Middleton), for me, for Jrue, for Donte (DiVincenzo), for Bryn (Forbes), for everyone offensively and defensively “

In the first 23 games of the season, Middleton shot 465 behind the 3-point arc and was among the NBA leaders in offensive scoring

Without Holiday, Middleton turns 286% long distance and his offensive rating has dropped

Sunday against the Thunder, Middleton was only 10 of 22 from the field and 2 of 7 to 3 points

Oklahoma City just lost its route 122-113 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday The Thunder have lost five of their last six games, the only win against the Bucks

The Thunder had no starting point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – nor any real point guard – when they beat Milwaukee

However, Theo Maledon returned from health and safety protocols on Tuesday and Gilgeous-Alexander returned from a sprained left knee on Wednesday

“The knee feels good,” Gilgeous-Alexander said after scoring 22 points and distributing six assists on his return “It feels 100% I felt like I needed a bit of wind in the first trimester which is expected (after) being out a week or so”

One of the players to have advanced in Gilgeous-Alexander’s absence was Justin Jackson He was used sparingly at the start of the season, but scored a season 22 high, hitting his four attempts of 3 points, in the victory against Milwaukee It was Jackson’s second game in a row with 20 or more points

In the next two games, Jackson saw his minutes cut dramatically and he averaged just five points

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