THIS WAS A GREAT BASKETBALL GAME!!!!
And this is why Sam Presti would never allow someone like Mike Jackson to have a press credential for OKC Thunder media pressers.
Namely—instead of having pet puppets in the room like Little Nick Gallo and Low Energy Royce Young asking the questions…he would have to be dealing with someone who actually knows both college and NBA hoops.
Near death and in a state of coma….I’ve forgotten more hoops than the two Presti Pups. But they are adorable aren’t they?
I called it by Milwaukee by six in my rambling pregame and it was the Bucks by six in what I would describe as an instant classic.
This game had everything.
If Milwaukee ends up winning the O’Brien Trophy the city of Milwaukee and Deer District will look back to early in the fourth quarter of this game and say …”This Game 4 was a defining moment amongst many for the 2021 Milwaukee Bucks.”
The Bucks were down by nine early in the fourth period and Khris Middleton and Giannis simply willed their team to win on a night in which Jrue Holiday could have been standing next to the Pacific Ocean and not been able to hit it with a basketball.
If you love basketball and I love basketball…this was like a hoops drug. This was pure cocaine. This wasn’t about X’s and O’s — this was about Milwaukee in essence staving off elimination and drawing even at two games apiece in these NBA Finals.
There was so much raw humanity out there in Game 4 it will require much more thought as we near Game 5 in Phoenix on Saturday night.
Here’s what I’m circling in red…Jrue Holiday was simply horrific shooting the basketball in Game 4 and yet the Bucks still won.
I’m circling that in red on my Beat Vegas Like A Stepchild clipboard.
But on this night Jrue’s two buddies…Khris and Giannis and maybe even Pat Connaughton bailed him out.
I look at Jrue Holiday kind of like I looked at Howie Kendrick on that Washington Nationals championship team.
I look for the basketball Gods to be saving a moment for Jrue Holiday before everything is said and done in these NBA Finals.
What a great basketball game.
I have to admit…I’ve fallen in love with Deer District. This is one for Deer District after Game 4.