SLC Dunk: Utah Jazz host reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks
The Utah Jazz (5-3) will close out a two-game home stand Friday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks (6-2) and superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Utah should have the rest advantage in this game, having only played one game and not traveled since Sunday. The Bucks, on the other hand, are in the midst of a four-game Western Conference road trip. Four of their last five games have been on the road, but despite that, Milwaukee comes into this one riding a four-game win streak.During that streak they have a 10-point win over the reigning champ Toronto Raptors, a 28-point drubbing of the hot-start Minnesota Timberwolves and a 5-point victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in LA.
Brew Hoop: Rapid Recap: Bucks 100, Jazz 103
Salt Lake City nightlight remains undefeated, folks. The Bucks were 0-17 their last 17 trips to Utah, and they ended up laying one unique egg to keep that tradition alive, losing 100-103 to the Jazz.Where can you even begin? The first couple of minutes of the game weren't wonderful, but some threes from Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez threw us off the scent. It'd be a grind, but a doable one! Or so we thought. The Bucks thereafter didn't make anything or as close as you get in an honest-to-goodness NBA game.
Brew Hoop: Bucks vs Jazz Game Thread
The road trip continues as the Milwaukee Bucks will battle against the Utah Jazz. If you want to get the full preview, click here. Happy commenting! Game 9: Against Utah, the Bucks will...This poll is closed.
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Brew Hoop: Bucks vs Jazz Preview: A Battle at the Summit
This road trip has been an interesting one. We have had defective rims and backboards, the usual LA nightlife hangover and now the question of what will happen this go around in Utah. Last year when the Bucks load managed this matchup and we got a jumbo lineup, Milwaukee almost pulled out the victory in a high scoring affair. Will history repeat itself with the jumbo lineup? Probably not, but it would be pretty cool to see.Milwaukee are two blown leads away from being 8-0 so maybe the sky isn't falling as much as some people would want you to believe.
Fansided: Game thread: Utah Jazz have further chance to assert themselves in battle against Bucks
Unsurprisingly, it's been a roller coaster start to the season for the Utah Jazz. There have been flashes of brilliance, to be sure, but also moments of ugly play.As the new-look team grows more and more accustomed to one another, the disjointed performances are sure to correct themselves. This squad has all the tools to be elite and it's far more likely than not that they'll find their stride sooner rather than later.
Fortunately, the Jazz's most recent bout was an example of solid play and their ability to match up against the elite in the NBA.
Fansided: Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for on the road against Utah Jazz
Continuing their road trip out West, the Milwaukee Bucks will look for a potential fifth straight victory when they meet the Utah Jazz Friday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.After an up and down first week into their season, the Bucks have steadily righted the ship just as they embarked on a road-heavy slate that started out West and they have already piled up wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Kawhi Leonard-less LA Clippers.
Of course, it's been a huge boon to see Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo post absolutely monstrous performances and fully shed what was an otherwise slow start by his incredibly lofty standards.