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With an overtime win against the 76ers on Wednesday – behind 32 points and 15 boards from Giannis Antetokounmpo – the bucks on the pitch stay hot, winners of five in a row and 10 of 11

Earlier in the day the bucks may have made a bigger profit on a trade for PJ Tucker from Houston

The Rockets had bought Tucker since James Harden went to Brooklyn, but it was Milwaukee who won the day on that deal:

• Milwaukee gets: Tucker, Rodions Kurucs, the return of their own selection for the first round of 2022 • Houston gets: DJ Augustin, D.J Wilson, Milwaukee’s selection for the first round in 2023, unprotected, the right to swap selection in 2021

First, the Bucks get Tucker, a proven high-level, reversible defender who gives them more defensive versatility in the playoffs. One of the Bucks’ postseason mistakes in recent years has been that they had a solid base defense – leaving Brook Lopez falling back off the pick and roll to defend the rim and paint – and not much ability to take out of it. Face off against a good team that could make them pay for this defensive style (with threes or an elite middle distance shooter ), and the bucks have been in trouble The Bucks have switched more to defense this season (not much, but they’re working on it) and Tucker is exactly the kind of defender they need for this style of play

The big question is: does Tucker still light up on corner three? From then on, he’s felt automatic for the last couple of postseason, but this season Tucker only shoots 366% overall, 314% on threes, and 35% on corner threes at the age of 35.Many teams felt – and the Bucks are betting on it – That the real difference was that no Harden (or Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul before) had it set up so the look wasn’t as good with Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, the bucks will make Tucker look good at corner three, however will he meet her?

Even though Father Time won the race with Tucker, the Bucks got other wins in that deal – they now have more financial freedom

Prior to this trade, the bucks were within half a million dollars of the hard cap they raised in the summer but now that we’ve switched from Wilson, Augustin, and traded Torrey Craig to Phoenix, the dollars are 3 $ 5 million under the hard cap and has a few vacancies Milwaukee can sign a few players for the Veterans League minimum contracts outside of the buyout market (or just as free agents) That said, the dollars haven’t finished tweaking the roster

Will that be enough against a stacked Brooklyn team or a Philadelphia team with Joel Embiid? Ask Again in June But that deal gave Milwaukee a better chance of doing well on those series than it was 24 hours ago, which is a win for a Bucks team that sees anything but the NBA finals as a failure this season / p>

When Antetokounmpo hit a small 10-foot jumper in the lane to bring Milwaukee to seven with only 1:11 in overtime on Wednesday – a shot that felt like a dagger to the 76ers – celebrated he was sitting in the middle by running up the square

That upset a couple of Philadelphia players – Dwight Howard said he wanted to give Antetokounmpo the stone cold stunner for this move

I read the rules that a stone cold stunner will give you an obvious 2-foul, but not until the officers sit on a screen for 10 minutes and review the game

It was a game that was innocent enough Stephen Curry used his handles to make room and hit a three while the warriors handled the remains of the missiles

This fall resulted in an injured tailbone and Curry went out for the remainder of the game

Steve Kerr said after the game that he had no idea if Curry could play in an upcoming one-on-one against Ja Morant and the Grizzlies Friday and Saturday, the warriors currently sitting in the west as the nine seeds can’t afford it Being without curry for long periods of time – the warrior’s offense is 112 points per 100 possessions better when he’s in the field. When he’s seated, the warrior’s offense is the worst level in the league

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