NBA scores and standings: Golden State Warriors mauled by Bucks
They were being thought to be invincible. And there were reasons to believe their invincibility. Warriors have been the only team that had gone undefeated thus far in the season. But Bucks not just stopped them, they also didnâ€™t let them create history and be on an unbeaten spree.
With the 108-95 win, Bucks didnâ€™t allow Golden State Warriors to make a history of sorts. Warriors have already made a new NBA record by winning their first 24 games, saw their hope of unstoppable run being broken by Milwaukee Bucks with 108-95 loss.
They were not just unbeaten for 24 games this season, their winning streak was continuing from the previous season too. Warriors had won 28-game in a row. The record for the longest unbeaten run is currently held by Los Angeles Lakers. The record of 33 regular wins was set in the 1971-72 season and was halted by the Bucks as well.
The man who is being credited with the win against a formidable team like Warriors is Greg Monroe. He shot 11-for-16 from the floor for 28 points. He also had 11 rebounds and five assists. On the other hand for Warriors, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, while Draymond Green contributed 24 points and 11 rebounds.
There is no denying the fact that four Golden State’s starters were on the bench for the first 5-plus minutes of the final quarter and it forced Warriors’ interim coach Luke Walton call timeout with 6:57 to go and insert his regulars. But this move failed to yield desired results. A reverse layup by Monroe allowed Milwaukee grab a 95-82 lead with 5:29 left.