I’m still recovering from last night's incredible double overtime win against the Boston Celtics! The Golden State Warriors aren’t done yet and wrap up the last of their back-to-back road games in Milwaukee as they face off against the Bucks.
The Warriors: My first thought to last night's Warriors vs Celtics game had me thinking of the scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi where Admiral Akbar yells out "It's a Trap!" The Celtics looked like the better team on paper with our injury list piling up. Boy, did Boston give us a run for our money! After two nail biting overtimes, those short handed Warriors found a way to pull off a win.
Props go out to Draymond Green who recorded a 5x5 which is 5 of every statistic: 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, 5 blocks (I guess you can count turnovers too!). Green's contributions have been an integral part of our continued success.
For the Warriors to close out this road trip with a win, they're going to need to shoot better than the 39% field goal percentage they shot in Boston Friday night. They were also 9-for-31 from the 3-point line.
The Bucks: Fatigue is playing a factor with both teams as the Bucks are playing their sixth game in the last nine days. They came off a rough 90-83 loss against Toronto last night. The Bucks are going to need to improve on their scoring if they want to beat Golden State. The team is currently averaging 89.1 points within the last 8 games.
• If Klay sits this one out, we're going to need a little more out of our Stephen Curry who had a fabulous Friday night with 38 points and 11 rebounds.
• Steph's right hand man Draymond is going to be clicking on all cylinders creating plays and keeping Milwaukee on their feet.
• Iguodala, Livingston and Ezeli will be getting more play time tonight to help fill the missing spots in our roster. All three of them scored double digit numbers against the Celtics.
Win prediction: The Warriors close out their 7 road game with a 12 point win on the road!