5:42 AM EDT, Thu April 26, 2018
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Brew Hoop Night Shift: April 25th, 2018

Brew Hoop Night Shift: April 25th, 2018

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place. Tonight’s (on) topic: Andrew Bogut to the NBL Lets do this Sydney! Thanks to everyone out there for all the support (and non support, thats fine too ) Great day for the @NBL and the @SydneyKings...
12 hours ago
Roundtable: Playoff Elimination Games Await

Roundtable: Playoff Elimination Games Await

With a must-win Game Six looming, what can Milwaukee to do swing the tide in their favor Welcome back to the Brew Hoop Round Table, where we ask that everybody use coasters and please don’t feed the pugs from the table, thanks. Today, on the precipice of Game Six in Milwaukee, we look back at the Playoff series so far and what to expect in the final game(s) against the Boston Celtics. How has this series played out relative to your expectations? Adam: I went with Celtics in six, so in terms of results, it’s not swaying too far from what I presumed. How this series shifted though, on the...
21 hours ago
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Milwaukee vs. Boston: Blown Call, Bad Shooting Spell Doom for Bucks

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Milwaukee vs. Boston: Blown Call, Bad Shooting Spell Doom for Bucks

A missed 24-second call has people in a tizzy, but Milwaukee looked vexed offensively all night It was a shooting night the (Marv Albert voice) on fire Milwaukee Bucks would like to forget, as the Boston Celtics held them to just 36.8% from the field en route to the Celts winning 92-87. Milwaukee’s finally cooled in the first quarter at Boston, shooting just 28.6% and playing poor defense en route to the Celtics staking a 23-15 advantage. The Bucks fell behind significantly as the second quarter continued, but a late scoring burst at least brought them within 48-37 as halftime dawned. A...
Apr 24, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Rapid Recap: Bucks 87, Celtics 92

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Rapid Recap: Bucks 87, Celtics 92

Both the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics treated fans to an unpleasant game to watch offensively, but the Celtics wound up winning this slugfest, 92-87 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Boston started their home court advantage with a successful first quarter, riding a sub-30% shooting performances from the Bucks to a 23-15 lead. The second quarter didn’t fare much better for the Bucks at the rims, as they went into half down 48-37 after shooting just 34.9%. The Bucks pulled within four points in the third behind a surprise Shabazz Muhammad scoring burst, but still wound up down 72-61...
Apr 24, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018: Bucks vs. Celtics Game Five Thread

NBA Playoffs 2018: Bucks vs. Celtics Game Five Thread

Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00pm (central). There might not be a bigger game for the Milwaukee Bucks than this one, right here, against the Boston Celtics. With four games gone and the series tied (2-2), whoever comes away from this one has the inside track at taking the series. Latest for the JS — Notes: Bucks' John Henson not on the trip, Celtics' Marcus Smart cleared to play https://t.co/yRULLfyE1N via @journalsentinel— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) April 24, 2018 The Bucks will be down one John Henson, while the Celtics will be up one Marcus Smart. Smart hasn’t played yet...
Apr 24, 2018
Bucks Playoffs 2018: Game Five Looms Large in Boston

Bucks Playoffs 2018: Game Five Looms Large in Boston

Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00pm (central). A series ain’t a series until the away team steals a game from their opponent on their home court. Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks seek to do just that in Game Five of their NBA Playoffs first round series against the Boston Celtics. Brew Hoop has partnered up with BreakingT to design and distribute licensed moment-driven shirts as they happen. Check out this link for the latest items! Bucks Update Game Five is where everything needs to come together. We went over the overall series trends and keys to watch going forward here, and there might be...
Apr 24, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018: Catching Up with CelticsBlog

NBA Playoffs 2018: Catching Up with CelticsBlog

With the series even at 2-2 we check to see how things are going in Beantown After a close overtime loss in Game 1 and a blow out loss in Game 2, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to bounce back and dominated the Boston Celtics in Game 3 while a Giannis Antetokounmpo tip-in gave the Bucks a close Game 4 win. The series is now even at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight so we decided to catch up with Bill over at SBNation affiliate Celtics Blog to see their thoughts on the series. 1. What has been your impression of the series so far? It’s been fun watching these teams feel each other out. After the...
Apr 23, 2018
Brew Hoop Night Shift: April 23rd, 2018

Brew Hoop Night Shift: April 23rd, 2018

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place. Tonight’s (on) topic: Naming Rights DON'T MISS: The Milwaukee Bucks arena naming rights will go to a local company with a national presence. https://t.co/pW8oEs6fhx— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 23,...
Apr 23, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018: Bucks Even Series at 2-2, #BucksInSix Still In Play

NBA Playoffs 2018: Bucks Even Series at 2-2, #BucksInSix Still In Play

Milwaukee has not won a playoff series since 2001. They have their best shot at breaking that streak this week. They say that a series isn’t really a series until a team wins one on the road. By that logic, the NBA Playoffs first round series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks must not be a real series yet, but we all know this isn’t the case. After a nailbiter of a victory in Game 4, the Bucks managed to pull even (2-2) in the series against Boston. With only three games remaining, Boston still has the advantage with a pair of home games sandwiched around the...
Apr 23, 2018
Site Announcement: Brew Hoop Partners with BreakingT

Site Announcement: Brew Hoop Partners with BreakingT

This deal has been in the works for some time, and we’re happy to announce that Brew Hoop, along with other SB Nation affiliate sites, have established a partnership with BreakingT, who produces and sells licensed moment-driven shirts to sports fans far and wide! To celebrate Thon Maker’s breakout playoff (block) party, BreakingT has introduced a shirt to their Milwaukee collection to commemorate his return to the nightmares of his playoff opponents. If you’re interested in picking up one of these, just follow this link to the BreakingT store. Using this link also...
Apr 23, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Milwaukee vs. Boston: Bucks Even up Series, 104-102

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Milwaukee vs. Boston: Bucks Even up Series, 104-102

With the win, #BucksIn6 is alive and well This series is tied up, folks! The Milwaukee Bucks were able to topple the Boston Celtics 104-102 Sunday afternoon at the Bradley Center, ensuring us that we will get one more game at the Fortress on Fourth Street. Immediately from the tip, the crowd was deafening. Bucks in Six chants filled the atmosphere before the action even started. As for the actual play in the first quarter? It had everything. Jabari taking and hitting threes. Playoff Thon. Flashy moves by Middleton. And it all was capped off when Matthew Dellavedova stole a rolling...
Apr 23, 2018
Monday Morning Media Roundup: April 23rd, 2018

Monday Morning Media Roundup: April 23rd, 2018

The “Back to Boston” Edition There's no use ignoring precedent: Teams that have fallen behind 0-2 in a seven game series have only completed the full comeback 19 times in 302 such series. That's a success rate of merely ~6.2%. The Celtics have never lost a series after going up 2-0. Cold hard historical fact would lead you to believe that, even after evening their series against the Boston Celtics at 2-2, the Milwaukee Bucks have one hell of a mountain to climb this week. If the Bucks are to beat the odds they'll need to scratch out two more difficult victories including at least one...
Apr 22, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Rapid Recap: Bucks 104, Celtics 102

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Rapid Recap: Bucks 104, Celtics 102

The series now stands at 2-2, going back to Boston for Game 5. What a difference a week makes. Since starting the series last Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks evened the series against the Boston Celtics, after hanging on late to take Game 4, 104-102. The Bucks’ Game 3 turnaround was entirely attributed to energy and effort, in that Milwaukee brought it all and Boston couldn’t match it. With only four chances left to get a trio of wins, the Bucks would have to keep their momentum today to have any hope at winning their first playoff series since 2001. After a slow start, Milwaukee stomped on...
Apr 22, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Bucks vs. Celtics Game Four Thread

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Bucks vs. Celtics Game Four Thread

The Bucks have a chance to even their playoff series against the Boston Celtics today. Game three finally showed their potential to decimate a team with less talent and they better keep the momentum today. Here’s a link to the full preview and the game info is below.
Apr 22, 2018
NBA Playoffs 2018 - Bucks vs. Celtics Preview: Milwaukee Hopes to Take Care of Business

NBA Playoffs 2018 - Bucks vs. Celtics Preview: Milwaukee Hopes to Take Care of Business

Snagging another home win would give the Bucks plenty of momentum before game five Everyone remembers where they were for the Thon Maker game. Part of that was because it was two days ago, part of that is because it was unforgettable. Milwaukee has a chance to even the series now after looking down for the count after game two. Bucks Update Milwaukee looked far more engaged in game three, getting off to a fast start and blitzing the Celtics from jump. Their 13-27 performance from three punctuated an offensive style far more predicated on spacing the floor and letting it rip than the...