The Golden State Warriors started off their 5-game road trip on the right note by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors were triumphant at BMO Harris Bradley Center, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94. The Dubs start off their 5-game road trip on the right foot, improving their regular season win/loss record to 34-9.
Golden State will continue their road trip on Saturday to play the tail end of a back-to-back series, visiting the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. It’s there that the Warriors will look to begin a new winning streak.
Kevin Durant led the scoring effort for the Golden State Warriors in Milwaukee, dropping in 26 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals in 36 minutes of play. He shot well overall, going 12-of-20 from the field. He had a difficult time from long range, shooting only 2-of-6 from behind the arc.
Draymond Green was Golden State’s second-highest scorer, tallying 21 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 37 minutes. He shot 8-of-17 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
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Klay Thompson was held out against the Los Angeles Clippers for rest purposes, coming back into the fold against the Bucks. He posted 12 points, five rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes, shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. He was a team-high +18.
In yet another game without superstar point guard Stephen Curry, the Warriors appeared to have everything figured out in the first half, heading into the locker room with a 63-49 lead. They proved unable to muster their usual third quarter magic, failing to score more than 17 points out of halftime before heading into the fourth.
Golden State continued to fight against the re-energized Bucks, trying to creating some distance between them and Milwaukee. They eventually found their composure, rallying in the middle of the fourth to close out the contest.