Every streak has to come to an end sooner or later. For the Golden State Warriors, that happened tonight when they played the Milwaukee Bucks in their final game of a seven-game road trip. The Bucks pulled away from the Warriors early, leading by a dozen in the first quarter. Though, the Warriors managed to cut down a couple of double-digit deficits, the Bucks
Though, the Warriors managed to cut down a couple of double-digit deficits, the young Bucks kept pushing back, not allowing themselves to be intimidated by the fact that they were playing the world champions and one of the greatest teams in history. Their scrappy defense that was second in the league last year, but much maligned this year, came to play, and it made the difference.
Milwaukee held Golden State to 40.9 percent shooting overall and 23.1 percent from three, as well as forcing them into 16 turnovers. Meanwhile, they shot 49.4 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three.
Michael Carter-Williams was big off the bench, scoring 17 points on 10 shots, adding five dimes, five steals and three boards. He made several key plays that helped salt the game away down the stretch, including a vicious dunk that was the final nail in the Warriors’ coffin.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 28 points on 10-21 shooting, but just 2-8 from deep. He also had seven boards and five assists.
In a twist of irony, the longest streak in NBA history, the 1972 Los Angeles Lakers, also ended in Milwaukee at the hands of the Bucks. According to NBA.TV, it was the sixth time in history that the franchise ended a streak of at least 12 games. The 1973 Boston Celtics (12), 1983 Philadelphia 76ers (14), 2007 San Antonio Spurs (13), 2011 Dallas Mavericks (12) all had streaks end in Milwaukee.
If you’re looking for a silver cloud as a Warriors fan, all those teams won the NBA Championship that year.