Warriors Vs. Bucks score: Golden State proves it's still a beast above everyone else by Winning sloppy game - CBS Sports

Warriors Vs. Bucks score: Golden State proves it's still a beast above everyone else by Winning sloppy game - CBS Sports

MILWAUKEE – The first time the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors met this season, the Bucks won by 23 points at Oracle Arena and Steph Curry got injured. This time around, things went far better for the warriors. With Curry back in the lineup, the Warriors hero off the Bucks, 105-95 in a bit of a strange contest.

"It's almost like an old fashioned NBA game," Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Both teams were defensive after each other and making things difficult on each other."

Curry and Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 20 points apiece, while Giannis Antetokounmpo was the high point man for the Bucks with 22. Here are some takeaways from the game.

Big stars disappoint in sloppy game

With two of the best teams in the league going on primetime national television, there's plenty of excitement for this game – but it did not live up to the billing. It was far more competitive than the first Bucks Warriors matchup this season, but it was not a good game – the two teams combined for a whopping 37 turnovers, and 105 missed shots.

Plus, most of the stars failed to live up to expectations. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds, but he did not have his best stuff – but that's a good thing. Meanwhile, Khris Middleton went 4-of-14 from the field, finishing with just 10 points. On the Warriors side, Kevin Durant was also bad, shooting 3-of-14 from the field for 11 points. Curry got to 20 points, but was not shooting well either, going 7-of-17.

Playoff Iguodala shows up

The Warriors have not been quite as unfair this season as they have been in previous campaigns, but Friday night's game is a reminder of just how much they have on this roster. Klay Thompson was playing well, but Draymond Green was out and Durant and Curry were struggling, so the Warriors simply turned to their fifth option: future Hall of Famer Andre Iguodala. The veteran puts on one of his best games of the season, finishing with 15 points and eight rebounds while playing his usually stout defense.

"Andre has a sense of when we need to perform well," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said after the win. This was a game that meant a lot to us. We were on it on a week ago. We thought it was … I thought it was our best defensive game of the year. "

Bucks 3-point shooting

The Bucks have undergone a 3-point revolution this season, attempting more than 40 head coach Mike Budenholzer. It's helped them get off to a great start this season, but relying heavily on the 3-point shot. They finished their first seven attempts from downtown, were 1-of-14 at one point in the first half, and finished 7-of-39, for 17.9 percent, punctuated by multiple shots that did not hit the rim. It's just the last 3s they've made this season and their worst single-game percentage.

Antetokounmpo though, said the Bucks will not let a bad shooting night phase them. "You have to live with it," he said after the game. Because the next game he's going to make that shot. All we care about is good shots. "

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