Kevin Durant and Kyiri Irving are looking to get their points for the Nets. That’s not something that left the Bucks unhappy with the first two games of the Eastern Conference semi-final series.
No, it was a lack of intensity and connection. Allow networks to order everything. Allowing their role performers to make such an important impact.
Since the venue for the next two games has changed from the Barclays Center to the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, if anything in the series is different, that should change.
“[We have to] play with the chip on our shoulders, ”Bucks reserve guard Pat Connauton said of the Zoom after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s a little more pride, defense, personal and team pride at the end of the attack. Make it harder for them. Use Game 2 as fuel to fire to get out and show us what kind of team we are. “
In the first two games, almost all the stars had mistakes for Jannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee. Even if James Harden (hip muscles) missed another minute of those contests, the Nets were 47 points behind the Bucks. Durant averaged 30.5 points in two games, and Irving averaged 23.5 points per game.
It was great that the networks did it so easily and it seemed so easy for them. There was very little resistance in squeezing out the 39-point Game 2. The Nets have made just 16 substitutions in those two games, 30 by the Bucks. As a team, the Nets hit 44.4 percent (81 for 36) in a 3-point range. Most of them have a clear view, which is the result of a lot of 52 extensions. The smaller Nets blocked more shots from nine to six and were the best team when it came to intangibles.
“These are things, we have to get people out of the glass, we have to get 50/50 balls out, it has to be more in our favor and we have to get back to that again,” Bucks striker PJ Taker said. he said. “In the first two games, they were very intense. They were everywhere, on every floor, attacking and defending.
“They just had a little more edge than us. For us, we had to be able to influence not only the shots, the things that go on the stat sheet, but also those parts of the game. We need to work better on things that aren’t on the stat sheet. ”
The Boxes know they can’t afford to let go of Tets ’other guys either. But so far that has been the case. Joe Harris and Bruce Brown each scored 13 points in Game 2, and Mike James added 10 points. Blake Griffin had 18 points and 14 rebounds in Game 1, and Harris was 19th.
“We can’t give others what they get. “All the guys on the bench can’t be allowed to go in and hit and get the lights and the second chance points,” Tucker said. “We have it all.”