Issues are trying bleak for the Bucks of their second-round sequence vs. the Nets.
The Bucks acquired a 125-86 thrashing from Brooklyn on Monday, placing the group down 2-0 because the sequence heads again to Milwaukee. The disparity in rating — plus the flat performances by Giannis Antetokounmpo and others — have made the No. 3 seed within the Japanese Convention a straightforward goal for criticism and jokes.
Becoming a member of the refrain of criticism is … Siri? Yep. If requested the rating for Monday’s recreation, the Apple digital assistant will provide a number of superlatives, all at Milwaukee’s expense, whereas recapping the competition. As famous by actor and comic Ben Schwartz:
Different responses embrace “undoubtedly crushed” and “soundly defeated.” These aren’t mistaken descriptions by any means, but it surely’s nonetheless unusual to listen to that degree of description from a telephone app.
Naturally, the Nets’ social media group determined to pile on, even referencing a recurring joke from “Comedy Bang! Bang!” — a weekly comedy podcast wherein Schwartz appeared for 4 episodes:
All joking a salad, the Nets defeated the Bucks, 125-86
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) June 8, 2021
If Milwaukee needs to be greater than the butt of everybody’s jokes, it should win at the very least a recreation in opposition to Brooklyn because the sequence heads again to pleasant territory. That is very true for Antetokounmpo, who had solely six first-half factors in Monday’s recreation in an 18-point, 11-rebound effort in opposition to Brooklyn. He might want to begin taking part in extra just like the defending NBA MVP if Milwaukee needs to get again within the sequence.
The Bucks have one other probability to just do that on Thursday, after they tackle the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET.