The Milwaukee Bucks can match up with Brooklyn’s stars defensively
If there’s one reason why many are quick to crown the Nets in the Eastern Conference, it’s because they’re simply so overwhelming on the offensive end on a consistent basis. And how could they not be?
A trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden is overwhelming – and not just on paper. This offense, when clicking, is historically good. However, the Bucks are quite literally the worst matchup for this trio.
Not only does Milwaukee have the offensive talent to keep up with Brooklyn, but they have the defenders to slow them down. The Bucks could throw Jrue Holiday on Kyrie, Khris Middleton on Harden, and Giannis on Durant and feel very good about their chances.
Milwaukee was 2-1 against the Nets this season and held their own in all three meetings. There might not be another team in the East, or the NBA, that would feel good about their defensive assignments on Brooklyn’s trio.
Heading into this series, that’s going to play a huge role.