The Milwaukee Bucks had a rough night on the court, facing a crushing defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a final score of 129-105. Let’s break down what went wrong.
In a surprising lineup twist, the Bucks saw Pat Connaughton and Jae Crowder take the court alongside Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton, who were sidelined for the game. Despite this unique lineup, the Bucks found themselves trailing by four points after the first quarter, thanks in part to Anthony Edwards’ strong performance for the Timberwolves.
The second quarter saw the Wolves extend their lead, with Edwards leading the charge with an impressive 17 points. By halftime, the Bucks were facing a 63-53 deficit.
Unfortunately for Milwaukee, things went from bad to worse in the third quarter. Their offense stalled completely, with the Wolves taking full advantage and extending their lead to a whopping 102-75 by the end of the quarter.
Although there was a late scoring surge from AJ Green in the fourth quarter, it was too little, too late for the Bucks. The Timberwolves ultimately secured a decisive 129-105 victory.
One standout stat from the game was Malik Beasley’s poor performance for the Bucks. Despite his typically strong 3-point shooting, Beasley struggled immensely, managing just three points on 1-of-13 shooting, including an 0-for-9 showing from beyond the arc. His absence of scoring was keenly felt in a game where the Bucks were missing key players like Lillard and Middleton.