Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction & Match Preview – October 8th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
In a rematch of last season’s exciting semifinal series, the Milwaukee Bucks will visit the pre-tournament favorite Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a possible preview of another titanic postseason showdown.
It will be the second preseason game for the two franchises. The Milwaukee Bucks lost their bizarre opener against the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Brooklyn Nets showed their disposition with a beating from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Both teams have a long injury list and will continue to rely on the bench to watch the game. Mike Budenholzer should continue to hone the skills of the young Milwaukee Bucks players, particularly Jordan Nwora, who has shown intriguing potential.
Steve Nash, the Brooklyn Nets head coach, was delighted with Cam Thomas’ performance and should see how he can maintain the form he initially displayed in the Summer League. Meanwhile, Paul Millsap and LaMarcus Aldridge were solid in their debuts. Nash could go back to this front line to develop chemistry.
Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date and Time: Friday, October 8th; 7:30 PM ET (Saturday, October 9; 5:00 AM IST)
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Milwaukee Bucks preview
The Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies had a strange ending in their first preseason game. His game was stopped after the third quarter due to a fire alarm that caused a commotion in the building. Off-court troubles aside, the Bucks were a bit disjointed, which isn’t surprising in a preseason game.
The positive part was that Grayson Allen and Jordan Nwora looked good and played well together. Without PJ Tucker, these two guys have to step up to help the Milwaukee Bucks defend the NBA championship. They are off to a good start and should build on it from there.
Milwaukee Bucks fans should keep an eye on George Hill. He played just 16 games last year with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he averaged 6.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, and 1.9 APG. He was 0-5 of three in the first game. The Bucks gave up Hill to deftly fill the point guard position when Jrue Holiday was off.
There’s still no reason for the Milwaukee Bucks to be concerned, as George Hill is an 11-point scorer in his career with 38.4% from 3s. However, he is getting older and could show signs of slowing down.
Brooklyn Nets preview
The Brooklyn Nets are obviously keeping James Harden and Kevin Durant fresh for the regular season. They probably won’t see a minute on the court all preseason. Kyrie Irving is not allowed to attend team activities when the Nets are in Brooklyn, so he is out for the game.
Cam Thomas is bringing his impressive Summer League performance to the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets. If Irving continues to miss all the games held in New York and San Francisco, Thomas’ development will be even more important.
It will be interesting to see if Nicolas Claxton sees more minutes as a starter this time around. He had three points and three rebounds in his 13-minute stay on the court, in part because Aldridge and Millsap’s front row was clicking.
If the Brooklyn Nets want to develop some insurance, playing Claxton a little more could help them in the long run. There is simply no guarantee how Blake Griffin, Millsap, and Aldridge will hold up over a long season due to age and injury history.
Bucks vs Nets match prediction
Predicting the winner in a preseason game is a game of chance. Lineups could change, new offensive plays could be installed, and someone could warm-up, which are also reasons why tuning in to games like this is fun.
Based on their respective performances a few days ago, the Brooklyn Nets are winning this one to maintain their winning streak. They seem to have a more developed bank and their vets are already looking good in their grooming.
It also doesn’t hurt that they’re home since losing to eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks in a thrilling Game 7.
Where to watch Bucks vs Nets?
Live coverage of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Brooklyn Nets is available locally through the YES Network and Bucks.com. Basketball fans can also watch the preseason game between these two teams on NBA League Pass.