I had a bad feeling about the OKC game, but looks like that fear was unfounded.
Tonight comes another test, though.
For the first time in a week, Houston is playing a non-revenge game, having exorcised their demons against the Clippers, Celtics, and Thunder. In fact, Houston now has wins over every Western Conference team.
However, the Rockets are now playing the East, and up tonight is the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are 2-5 since the All-Star break, but one of those wins is against the Toronto Raptors. After losing four straight after that game, the Bucks got back to their winning ways by beating the Sixers before dropping a game Monday night to Indiana.
Obviously, the biggest story with the Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Greek Freak continues to do freaky things. He’s long, he’s unguardable inside the three-point line, and on the fast break he’s a gazelle where LeBron is a rhinoceros. He’s like, really good. And stuff.
The Bucks aren’t a one-man band, so hold the “GIANNIS HAS NO HELP!” takes. They have Jabari Parker, who’s recovering well since his return from ACL surgery. They also have Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and Tony Snell. That gives the Bucks the ability to stretch the floor and his threes. Jason Terry and Thon Maker can also hit triples off the bench. We’re definitely getting a Terry airplane motion thing at least once tonight. Maybe twice.
I think tonight is the real end of the streak. Milwaukee ended Golden State’s 24-0 start a couple of years ago, and they’ll continue to be known as streak busters after tonight.
Tip-off is at 7pm CT