Even coach Norman Dale would be happy with the play on this fast break…
While Denver was running past Golden State Friday night to pick up their third straight win they put together this beautiful break that resulted in an and-1 for JaVale McGee.
We knew Denver wanted to run going into the season but going into last night they were just seventh in the NBA in pace (according to Hoopdata). When that picks up speed we will see a better Nuggets team… and more plays like this.
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Sources told ESPN.com the Bucks think Middleton, who suffered a hamstring tear just days before the season began, “has a chance” to return to the lineup during a three-game homestand next month before the All-Star break.
Whether Middleton ultimately makes his season debut before or after the All-Star Game, he is expected to be kept on a minutes restriction as he eases way his back from the injury, sources said.
The Bucks have started Tony Snell, who has held his own as an outside shooter. But Middleton will upgrade Milwaukee on Snell’s biggest strength and provide massive defensive improvement. After a strong start, the Bucks have really struggled lately on that end.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has led Milwaukee to a 20-21 record, though the team is better than its won-loss mark indicates. The Bucks will be even better with Middleton, who will rival Jabari Parker as their second-best player and fit seamlessly.