Stephen A Smith says the s**t the Bucks are doing against the Brooklyn Nets is inexcusable and it’s embarrassing they’re getting blown out.
The Milwaukee Bucks most definitely were not the favorites going into this series against the Brooklyn Nets. However, anytime an analyst was caught talking about this matchup, their first response was that the Milwaukee Bucks were built to beat a team like the Nets; a team that featured subpar defenders and no interior presence.
Fast-forward to the end of Game 2 and Giannis and company have gotten blown out by 39 points in a game that is a part of what many consider to be ‘the real NBA Finals’. Mike Budenholzer’s coaching staff made little to no adjustments and the fact that he played drop coverage and a 2-3 zone on a team that boasts Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Joe Harris should not be taken lightly.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 32 points and was backed up by Kyrie Irving who had a solid 22, with Joe Harris and Bruce Brown both scoring in double digits in an efficient manner. Mind you, James Harden has played a total of 43 seconds in this series and the Bucks have outscored the Nets by 47 points in both games combined.
Stephen A Smith does not appreciate what the Milwaukee Bucks are doing against the Brooklyn Nets.
Stephen A Smith took to Twitter to go off on how the Milwaukee Bucks played against the Brooklyn Nets. He implies that he expected this series to be much more competitive than a 2-0 start for one of the teams, stemming from a 39 point blowout in Game 2.
Losses happen come playoff time, obviously. We all know that. But when you’re getting your asses kicked — like the @Bucks are right now, with @BrooklynNets emptying their bench with 9 min left, this is some inexcusable S&$@! Just embarrassing. So much for a decent series!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 8, 2021
At the end of the day, Stephen A is right. The Milwaukee Bucks boast a team that feature a 2x MVP and the reigning DPOY along with two All-Star caliber players under a COTY that, up until now, merely had a problem with managing minutes and that’s all.
Going up against lethal scorers has made everybody realise that offense will always trump defense. As much as Budenholzer wants to try to contain the Brooklyn Nets and their two All-Stars, they’ve proven that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are just too good at putting the ball through the hoop.