The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game of the season, and while the final score didn’t reflect the flow of the game, all that matters is that they got the win.
All eyes were on Damian Lillard, who was set to make his official debut after his controversial trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Notably, the All-Star guard lived up to the expectations, going off for a game-high 39 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, and a dagger three-pointer (via Bleacher Report).
Needless to say, the fans on social media had plenty to say about this.
If they stay healthy, they’re winning it all. Calling it right now. Golden state is washed because they don’t have any big men and Thompson keeps on jacking up threes that he never makes anymore. Nuggets won’t be able to deal with Gianni’s and dame. Yup champs right here
— professional improviser (@fanalyst_the) October 27, 2023
Giannis said it was Dames team now and he was right
— Vini (@Some2Prove) October 27, 2023
Going to be great with the Bucks. 🔥🔥
— General Mitchy Moss (@badpeatmoss) October 27, 2023
they gonna be scary in the east
— david (@davethe_king69) October 27, 2023
Lillard looked like someone who had played with that core for his entire life.
He didn’t press things and let the game come to him, feeding his teammates, and slowly getting into a rhythm.
He then took over in the second quarter and put the Bucks on his shoulders to break the game open with a 19-point lead, but the Philadelphia 76ers were able to crawl their way back into the game.
Then, the same thing happened in the second half, with Lillard being more of a playmaker than a scorer until Dame Time arrived.
It seemed like the Bucks could’ve and should’ve won that game by double digits.
Perhaps Dame wanted to have the chance to give his new fans a glimpse of his signature clutch scoring.
All jokes aside, this Bucks team could be very dangerous, and barring an injury or a disaster, we should get used to Lillard posting stat lines like this.NEXT: Giannis Antetokounmpo Made Bucks History On Thursday