Nets vs Bucks – Lve Stream Online Game Preview – August 4, 2020 – ESPN Field Level Media On Sunday, Caris LeVert dazzled down the stretch and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a crucial win over a similar opponent in the Eastern Conference.
It also was a rare close game for the Bucks, whose average margin of victory this season is 15.9.
“Obviously, it’s really nice, amazing to beat teams by 10, by 20, by 30, but at the end of the day, I feel like we learned,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s good to play close games. We don’t play a lot of close games the other 65 games that we played, so we got to keep learning, we’ve got to keep executing at the end of the game.”
The big news out of Monday’s daily Zoom call with reporters was not about how the Nets will prepare for Tuesday’s showdown with the Bucks … but who will be out. Here’s the official release from the Nets PR …
What’s this you say?? The Nets are playing their potential first round playoff opponent and they’re laying down flat? Well, considering that Brooklyn essentially clinched a playoff spot on Sunday with a win over the Wizards and they’re playing three games in four days, why not? The Nets front office doesn’t need to scout LeVert, Harris and Allen, not after three and four years of watching them.
So, assuming Crawford doesn’t play, that will leave the Nets with 10 healthy bodies including Chris Chiozza, Garrett Temple, Donta Hall, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Justin Anderson and Rodions Kurucs. As Kristian Winfield notes, of that group, only Temple didn’t play in the G League this season. Both Anderson and Hall were All G League selections.