The streak is over. The Golden State Warriors’ proverbial streak to immortality has been curtailed by the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. This past Saturday (Dec. 12), after enduring a grueling double-overtime bout against the Boston Celtics the night before, the Warriors succumbed to the Bucks 108-95, ending their season-long winning streak at 24.
Golden State Warriors’ 24-Game Winning Streak Snapped
No Klay Thompson
The hobbled Warriors walked into Milwaukee without their second leading scorer and All-Star guard, Klay Thompson. Thompson was forced to miss his second straight game because of an ankle injury. Even though Curry dropped 28 points and Draymond Green had another strong performance (24 points, 11 rebounds), fatigue played an integral role in their loss. With the Warriors already missing Harrison Barnes, losing Thompson was a huge blow.
See How The Golden State Warriors’ 24-Game Winning Streaks Came to an End
Too Much Bucks
The youth and long arms of the Bucks stifled the tired Warriors. Greg Monroe delivered in a big way by dropping 28 points and 11 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double posting 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in route to their 13-point victory.