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Weekly Matchup Preview - Bucks Vs. Pistons (April 17, 2019)


This week on the Gametime Blitz blog we will be previewing one featured match up. This week’s game is the Milwaukee Bucks going against the Detroit Pistons.


This game will be the second of the series and played at Fiserv Arena, the home of the Milwaukee Bucks. These two teams played game 1 Sunday night in which the Bucks dominated convincingly. In a 35 point loss, the Pistons played without their number one star, Blake Griffin, who was sidelined due to a knee injury. On the other hand, the Bucks star Antetokounmpo was in MVP form.


The Detroit Pistons snuck into the playoffs ranked as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. The pistons fell short in every game against the Bucks in the regular season. In game one of this series they showed that they are still completely out matched. It doesn’t help that their main star missed the game. The Pistons were only able to get three players into double figures against the surging Bucks, one of them being Luke Kennard getting 21 points off the bench while the other two players only scored 12. Even though Andre Drummond is one of the best rebounders in the game, his 12 were not enough to help his team get the win. When answering questions about rebounds or blocks remember that the Bucks out rebounded the Pistons 54-46 and also had 8 blocked shots to the pistons 2. I don’t see Detroit being able to make much of a comeback in this series.

Their only hope is Blake Griffin returning and it’s assumed that he still won’t be 100%.


The Milwaukee Bucks secured the best record in the NBA and the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In game one of the series against the Pistons, they showed why they are deserving of both. Leading the way was ‘The Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 assists. It takes a team effort to win a playoff game by 35 points and that shows since the Bucks had seven players in double figures. This is a good stat to remember when answering questions about which team scores 10 points first or questions about either team leading at halftime. The Bucks were also short-handed with two of their players, Brogdon and Snell, being out and were still able to get a solid bench performance of 43 points. I would expect Kris Middleton to have a better night than the 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in game one. In questions pertaining to Middleton scoring in a certain quarter, you can lean towards yes. It’s safe to say that Giannis and the Bucks shouldn’t have a problem repeating this performance during the second game of this first round at home.


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