Defense lets Magic down against Bucks
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t even need their do-everything star Giannis Antetokounmpo to dominate Saturday night against the struggling Magic at the brand new Fiserv Forum.
One of the league’s most captivating players didn’t even play in the third quarter, giving way to his teammates, who easily made short work of the visiting Orlando crew in a 113-91 blowout.
“Offensively … we missed a bunch of open shots,” said Magic coach Steve Clifford, who was not so much disappointed with the Magic’s shooting woes, though they shot just 33 percent (33 of 101) from the field and missed 33 of a franchise-record 43 3-point field goal attempts.
The defense is what frustrated
“Our problem was penetration and cuts from their end,” he said. “At 65 [points] at half, you’re gonna lose and then I thought the first eight minutes of the third quarter we were good, we played good. It’s [a 15-point margin], it’s workable, and then we broke the lineup there and they went like 11-0 in the quarter and that’s game.”
The Bucks improved to an NBA best 6-0 record, which is tied with Toronto. It’s the best start for Mil-