Kyrie Irving says he enjoyed experience on Bucks' 'Mecca' court

  • Kyrie Irving says he enjoyed experience on Bucks' 'Mecca' court

Kyrie Irving says he enjoyed experience on Bucks' 'Mecca' court

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise's half-century in existence. "It's trying to teach me that it can all be taken in an instant".

Return of the MECCA: Bucks host one-time celebration at former home (read here): Rick Kraetsch of The Step Back also focused on the history, symbolism and background of the MECCA in his piece on the Bucks' return.

The Bucks (3-2) struggled from the free-throw line, making only eight of 14 attempts. Just look at this drippling exhibit and ensuing spin move the dude put on reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. "In the second half, things opened up a little bit".

"I needed a bra", he said. "He recognized that my guy was kind of falling asleep on the weak side, so he just told me, 'I'm going to screen for you, you just run off and shoot the corner three.' He got me open there, back-to-back threes, and I felt like that was a big turning point in the game". "We'll see what's up".

When a reporter suggested it was a new court that was simply painted, Irving remained skeptical.

MECCA forever holds special memories, time in Milwaukee Bucks' lore (read here): Steve Aschburner of NBA.com wrote about the history of the MECCA and how it's so closely tied to great Bucks' players and moments.

The Bucks haven't played at the MECCA since 1988, and the building hasn't even been known as the MECCA since 1995. In an early season interview, Irving said his new diet has increased his energy and is keeping him at a high performance level. Boston took a 108-100 loss to the Bucks in its home opener, but the Celtics have won seven of the last 12 meetings, including five of the past six contests in Milwaukee.

Yannis Adetokunbo did not score less than 32 points in each of the four starting games.

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