The Milwaukee Bucks played host to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night and lost 127-116. Finishing first in the NBA with a record of 60-22. Heading into the matchup they were planning to be without Giannis and a couple of other key pieces due to rest before the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers was sitting court-side to cheer on his team for the game. He is a minority owner of the Bucks.
Milwaukee got off to a hot start even though they had a good majority of their team out. After the first quarter, they were out ahead of the Thunder 31-29. DJ Wilson got to it right away scoring nine points to lead the way for the Bucks. Tim Frazier also pitched in nine points and five assists of his own.
It was a different story in the second quarter as the Thunder came out and took the lead back. Dennis Schroder would finish up with 15 points at halftime for the Thunder. The Bucks focused heavily on getting some of the deeper bench players some minutes since they already wrapped up home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
It was all Thunder in the second half. Dennis Schroder was the high scorer in the game with 32 points for Oklahoma City. Tim Frazier had a career-high 29 points and 13 assists in the loss for the Bucks. Khris Middleton added 21 on the night.
The Bucks will now rest up a couple of days before beginning round one of the playoffs Sunday. They will be matched up against the Detroit Pistons. Milwaukee is poised to make a deep run in the playoffs this year. They will kick off game one and two at the Fiserv Forum.