The reigning champs have another slow start of the season, just like last year Milwaukee was slow to start the season as they implemented a new defensive system last year. In Sunday night’s game against Utah, the defending NBA champions allowed more points than they scored and are ranked at the bottom half of the league in rebounding and assists. Giannis who usually dominated the regular season may have been tired from his first NBA final trip. Only nine of 136 lineup combinations used by Milwaukee head coach Mike Budenholzer appeared in three games together, but he had attempted to manoeuvre those combinations 136 times in six games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying to evolve his game to make himself even better, as other players like LeBron James is using the regular season as a path to it, he attempted 11 threes but could only convert 3 of them, he led the team in scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. His partner in crime Khris Middleton was out with injury/illness and their last year’s new addition Jrue Holiday also injured his foot in the first NBA game against the Nets.
Utah Jazz who was number 1 seed in the western conference last year has the best record in the league right now tied with Curry’s Golden State Warriors with 5 wins and 1 loss. Donovan Mitchel led the team with 28 points in 10 of 18 shooting from the field. The reigning defensive player of the year also had 4 blocks and Mike Conley contributed with 20 points.
— 👻Boo-tah Jazz👻 (@utahjazz) November 1, 2021