The Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks will complete the second half of their home-and-home series Saturday night. So far this season the Nets are 0-2 against the Bucks. Thursday night was a blowout loss at home for the Nets 111-93.
There was not any person on Brooklyn that hit 20 points Thursday night and the only really efficient player offensively was Sean Kilpatrick, but he only scored 14 points after a 38 point explosion against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night.
Brook Lopez only scored 15 points and he will need to score more in order for Brooklyn to win this third match-p against the Bucks. The other key to the game is to not let The Greek Freak get nearly a triple-double against them.
Brooklyn shot 40 three-pointers Thursday night against Milwaukee and that has been an issue all season. They shoot way too many long balls and do not make enough of them to justify their obscene amount of attempts.
A bright spot for Brooklyn Thursday night was the return of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. RHJ played only 17 minutes Thursday but played really well, especially defensively where he blocked shots and forced turnovers. Hopefully his ankle can heal up and he can get back to his full-time role.
Milwaukee is a beatable team and Brooklyn did come close in their first match-up of the season, only losing by two points. Milwaukee proved they are not a pushover Thursday, but Brooklyn needs to exploit their weaknesses. Brook Lopez needs to play better and other Nets players need to simply shoot better. Brooklyn very well could end up stealing this one from the Bucks in Milwaukee.