Giannis Smashes the Wizards, Warriors Get Hot in Middle Quarters, Harper Meets With Giants

Jonathan Grant | February 7th, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks scored 148 points last night in a 148-129 blowout win over the Washington Wizards. In the past, scoring 148 would only have ever been possible in overtime, but the NBA has changed so much. And, those were the dark times. Before Giannis Antetokounmpo made his presence known. The Greek Freak led the Bucks on Wednesday night with 43 points, missing just four shots from the field, as they became the first team in the NBA this season to get to 40 wins. They are on pace to get well over 50 if their current rate keeps up, and they are looking like legitimate contenders to do serious damage once they do enter the playoffs. That will be even more the case if Eric Bledsoe, who scored 22 points of his own to go along with 11 assists in the game, continues to play very well. What a season for the Bucks under Coach Bud, and it’s only just beginning.

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Somehow, some way the San Antonio Spurs are staying in the hunt in the Western Conference despite a clearly unhappy coach and a team that doesn’t look up for the fight. And that last part summarizes what happened last night against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors outscored them by 12 in the second quarter and by 18 in the third to pull away big time and eventually win by a final score of 141-102 in Oakland. They were paced by Kevin Durant, who put up 23 points, grabbed eight boards, and dished out nine assists and Klay Thompson, who added 26 points of his own. But, despite the big win, the headlines went to Durant, who summarily ended up dismissing speculation that he could move to the Knicks. An angry KD told reporters he didn’t trust them (like we didn’t already know that) and that it was “unnecessary” to talk about at this point as he chases another ring with the Warriors. They’ll be more to follow, just wait and see.

Another man that is having his future talked about a whole lot is Bryce Harper, and it looks like another team has tossed its hat into the ring for his signature. According to sources, that team is the San Francisco Giants, who are in a bad way in terms of their own contract situations currently. They have a lot of bad ones that they have to stick to, but it still looks as if they are going to make a play for Harper. They join the likes of the Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Padres, and the Nationals who are all vying for his next deal. When will it finally be done? Could we see him, and Manny Machado, miss spring training, or spring training games, or gasp, miss actual games that count? We’ll just have to wait and see which side, if either, balks in these negotiations.

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