Friday night, the Milwaukee Bucks needed a win in the worst way. Problem is, they would need to go through San Antonio to secure it.
Enter the newly-acquired Eric Bledsoe.
Coach Jason Kidd expressed earlier in the week that the plan was to ease Bledsoe in. Instead, he would play 28 minutes in San Antonio in his Bucks debut. The result? 13 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.
But most importantly—a Bucks win (94-87).
Coming into the contest, Milwaukee had been on a tough skid. Plus, Bledsoe hadn’t played in a game since October 21. In short, this could have gone very, very poorly. But with Giannis doing his thing (28/12/5), the Bucks were able to overcome.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 11, 2017
The Eastern Conference is all over the place this season. The Celtics (11-2) are for real. We don’t know what to make of the Piston (9-3) or Magic (8-4), though. Perhaps they’re finally realizing how to put it all together. Milwaukee, meanwhile, are struggling at 5-6. After all, they had lost five of six prior to Friday night. But the talent is there. The potential is there.
And with the Cavs playing some of the worst basketball we’ve seen from them in recent years, anything’s possible.