When you look at the box score you have to do more than just take a quick peek to see the story of the loss tonight against a scrappy, hungry Milwaukee Bucks team. If you just glance you might see that we out shot the Bucks both in FG% (42.9%-39.6%) and eFG% (44%-41.5%), yet we got out-shot in a manner of speaking. The Bucks used a lot of Guard play, a lot of quick feet, and a ton of drive and dish to manage to get up 106 field goal attempts tonight. That’s quite an accomplishment for a team that only averages 87 FGA’s a night.
The Bucks simply got off a butt load of shots tonight with their fast tempo and frequent three guard lineups. They just seemed to get back nearly every miss and have another shot at it. They figured out what was working for them and kept doing it. Check out the four factors in the bar graph. We took 3/4, but it wasn’t enough.