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GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST

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GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#1 » by dckingsfan » Tue May 4, 2021 10:33 pm

Will we have a Cinco de Mayo celebration?

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Post#3 » by dckingsfan » Tue May 4, 2021 10:35 pm

Looking for a 20/20/20 game from someone... just saying.
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Post#5 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Tue May 4, 2021 11:43 pm

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Post#6 » by Ruzious » Wed May 5, 2021 12:03 pm

Unfortunately for Wiz, Bucks are motivated here after winning 2 against the Nets - they're trying for #1 seed in the East, so they're not going to rest their prime players. But they gotta be tired at the back end of playing on consecutive days, and there's a natural letdown after beating Brooklyn. Who's gonna brick more jump shots - Giannis or Russ? Bucks should use Jrue on Russ - his length causes everyone problems. And DDV is a good defensive matchup on Beal.

Wiz gotta try to tire bucks out by pushing the pace, but that also feeds into Giannis' game. Lopez v Lopez should be fun or funny.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#7 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Wed May 5, 2021 12:26 pm

Ruzious wrote:Unfortunately for Wiz, Bucks are motivated here after winning 2 against the Nets - they're trying for #1 seed in the East, so they're not going to rest their prime players. But they gotta be tired at the back end of playing on consecutive days, and there's a natural letdown after beating Brooklyn. Who's gonna brick more jump shots - Giannis or Russ? Bucks should use Jrue on Russ - his length causes everyone problems. And DDV is a good defensive matchup on Beal.

Wiz gotta try to tire bucks out by pushing the pace, but that also feeds into Giannis' game. Lopez v Lopez should be fun or funny.


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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#8 » by Nigel Tufnel » Wed May 5, 2021 2:13 pm

Classic situation for the Bucks to look past this game. Coming off a mad scramble to beat the Nets and knowing they've got a layup vs. Houston next. OTOH, Gianis had triple double's in our first two games, so maybe Rui or someone can step up their D.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#9 » by nate33 » Wed May 5, 2021 2:42 pm

We have our Giannis stopper with Rui!

I'm actually more worried about Middleton. He can get that high-release midrange shot off over Beal whenever he wants. He needs to be defended with size, and we don't really have any tall wings except Hutcheson.

Ultimately, I think Milwaukee is a really bad matchup, unless we can destroy them in the bench minutes.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#10 » by miller31time » Wed May 5, 2021 3:07 pm

We’ve been beating up on pretty bad teams over the last few weeks. We played evenly with Dallas which probably tells us what level we’re actually playing at. But this will be a really interesting test. If we can keep up with a focused Milwaukee team, I’ll buy into the hype for our team.
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Post#11 » by tontoz » Wed May 5, 2021 6:00 pm

Giannis has been working on his J from 5-15 feet. He will need that shot in the playoffs.
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Post#12 » by ducler » Wed May 5, 2021 6:48 pm

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Post#13 » by J-Ves » Wed May 5, 2021 7:19 pm

long suffrin' boulez fan wrote:Easy win


The Bucks are a joke. Wiz win by 20.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#14 » by MDStar » Wed May 5, 2021 7:48 pm

No Rui tonight (illness - non Covid)! This game just got a whole lot tougher for the Wiz. I guess Gill gets extended PT today, which I'm not so sure is a bad thing. Just wish it wasn't vs. Giannis.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#15 » by NatP4 » Wed May 5, 2021 7:52 pm

Not having Rui is going to really hurt in this matchup. Hopefully we just spread the floor and let Bertans and Mathews launch 3s. That gives us a chance to beat any team.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#16 » by Frichuela » Wed May 5, 2021 8:57 pm

Our odds are very slim with Rui out…no Giannis stopper in sight. I guess we got to start Gill and hope he can do a decent job. Also playing Gafford more than 20 mins would help as he is the only athletic center who has some hope to cover the Freak.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#17 » by Ruzious » Wed May 5, 2021 10:19 pm

MDStar wrote:No Rui tonight (illness - non Covid)! This game just got a whole lot tougher for the Wiz. I guess Gill gets extended PT today, which I'm not so sure is a bad thing. Just wish it wasn't vs. Giannis.

Neto is going to have to pester Giannis on double downs - trying to knock the ball out of his hands. That's the only way Gill and Bertans have a chance to contain him. Giannis has had a sore ankle recently, so if he shows any signs of fatigue, Bucks will rest him. That might be our only real chance - other than getting a 20/20/20 from a random Wizard. No, not Chandler Hutchimura - though he could play a significant role if he can show he wants to be the Middleton-stopper.
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#18 » by 80sballboy » Wed May 5, 2021 10:38 pm

No Rui and now no Middleton according to Chris Miller. Some knee issue. I would say this is the break the Wiz needed and have gotten numerous times over the last few weeks. Go Gill and Hutch!

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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#19 » by Frichuela » Thu May 6, 2021 12:19 am

Good start so far. Beal on a roll!
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Re: GT #66: Bullets @ Bucks 8 PM EST 

Post#20 » by payitforward » Thu May 6, 2021 12:19 am

Little bit of a nervous first couple of minutes, & then... back in the groove!
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