"Bucks seem more worried about Heat’s shooting"

NBA Insider Ryan McDonough talks Bucks and Heat!

Evan Heffelfinger
September 04, 2020 - 2:48 pm

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Despite the Bucks having the league's best statistical defense in the regular season, and the Defensive Player of the Year in Giannis Antetokounmpo, there has always been a weakness to the defense: three point shooting.

The Bucks focused all their attention in the regular season on defending the rim at a historic rate, but got beat because their defensive scheme gives up a lot of open threes.

The defense got exposed early in the Magic/Bucks first round series, and so far in the Heat series it appears the Bucks have had a plan to shut down the hot shooting Heat from three... but that has come at the expense of being exposed in the paint.

What have you seen from the Bucks defensively in the Bucks/Heat series?


Ryan McDonough, our Radio.com Sports NBA Insider/former Suns GM, joined Bill on Friday to talk about the Bucks struggles, what they can do to improve against the Heat, and more: 

How should Bucks fans be feeling?

Does he think the Bucks and Coach Bud have been adjusting?

What have the Bucks been doing defensively this season compared to how they defended in the regular season?

How much has the narrative changed in the bubble for the top seeds?

Listen to the full interview below!