July 16, 2024

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SAN FRANCISCO — So much for Sunday’s humiliating loss to the Boston Celtics stalling the Golden State Warriors’ momentum. The Dubs out-classed the Milwaukee Bucks at Chase Center on Wednesday in one of their finest efforts of the season, blowing out Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and company 125-90 in front of a raucous home crowd.

Trayce Jackson-Davis shined brightest for the Warriors, rescuing his team from a second-half letdown with a game-changing stint in the third quarter once Milwaukee cut a 20-point lead to six. The rookie big man enjoyed separate sequences of blocking Giannis Antetokounmpo on one end and finishing with a dunk on the other, his rim-protection and gravity as a roll man looming extremely large against one of the biggest teams in basketball.

Moses Moody flashed once again, too, despite moving back to the bench due to Andrew Wiggins’ return from a four-game personal absence. While he wasn’t as impactful as Jackson-Davis, Moody’s dogged on-ball defense of Damian Lillard and all-around physicality was a continuation of the progress he showed while filling in for Wiggins as a part-time starter on Golden State’s 3-1 road trip.

Moody had already earned a lasting spot in the Warriors’ rotation, taking all of Dario Saric’s minutes against Milwaukee. But Jackson-Davis—who got off the bench ahead of Kevon Looney after intermission is also now in line for a regular nightly role, the most significant aspect of a major, imminent personnel shift Steve Kerr discussed after the game.

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