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The official home for audio programming from Brew Hoop, SB Nation's community for fans of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The official home for audio programming from Brew Hoop, SB Nation's community for fans of the Milwaukee Bucks.


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The official home for audio programming from Brew Hoop, SB Nation's community for fans of the Milwaukee Bucks.




Episode 99: Bucks Upended by Harden-less Nets in Game One

In today's episode, Van and Andrew join Adam for a long discussion about the Milwaukee Bucks game one loss against the Brooklyn Nets. Everything kicks off with the James Harden injury, which will loom over the series going forward. Then they dive into the Bucks horrendous shooting performance, their role players being roundly outplayed, substitution patterns and what adjustments Milwaukee can make going forward to keep pace offensively. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Episode 98: Bucks Sweep Heat in Spectacular Fashion

In today's episode, Riley and Adam revel in Milwaukee's absolute crushing of the Miami Heat in four games. After running through all the highlights from the series, they briefly discuss a potential round 2 matchup with Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 97: Bucks-Heat Game One Recap

In today's episode, Adam and Riley do just what the title says...recap the Bucks and Heat's game one, won by Khris Middleton on a dagger pull-up jumper. They dive deep into the woeful offensive performance, defensive hiccups and individual matchups, Bud's substitution patterns, how the Big Three fared and the outlook for Giannis this series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 96: Fear Monger? Who, Me?

With the NBA's play-in tournament happening this week, Kyle and Riley get together to share their initial thoughts on the Bucks's impending first-round matchup against the Miami Heat. Are you wildly overconfident? Prone to believing that all hope is lost? So are we! Between Milwaukee's Big Three, coach Bud, and the bench rotation, there's lots to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 95: Giannis Knocks Down Nets in Narrow Victory

In this episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam go long breaking down Milwaukee's victory against the Brooklyn Nets, with Giannis leading the charge for all 48 minutes. We talk about how Brooklyn's single-coverage defense allowed Giannis to score so much, and what impressed us most about Milwaukee's defensive performance. They also talk about P.J. Tucker getting in Durant's jersey and how we're feeling about Donte atm. Thankfully, there's very little talk of the four games preceding the Nets game. We...


Episode 94: Bucks Fade Against Phoenix, Flummox Philly

In today's episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam dissect Milwaukee's late game loss against the Phoenix Suns and Giannis's flat-faced final play. Then, they touch on the victories against Philly, with some particularly strong words from Riley about the 76ers. You'll wanna stick around for this. Finally, they take their temperature on the Bucks overall with the Playoffs looming in a few weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 93: Forever Regular Season

Kyle takes over hosting duties from Adam as he's joined by Riley and Brew Hoop co-managing editor Mitchell Maurer to talk a pair of laughers over the Magic and Timberwolves, clawing past the Hawks, and getting trounced by the Grizzlies. How is it possible for 16 remaining regular season games to feel like 30? Is the Memphis game a sign of things to come? Brook back??? And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 92: The Fourth Quarter Blues

In this episode, Adam and Kyle are joined by Van Fayaz, Brew Hoop site contributor to fill in while Riley is away. With the Milwaukee Bucks having lost three straight, what can we take away from stagnant late game offensive execution in both the Warriors and Mavericks games? Additionally, they touch briefly on the Hornets game and the preponderance of 3-point attempts by Bucks opponents. Finally, they discuss Jeff Teague's solid start, Thanasis's defense on Doncic and grappling with the...


Episode 91: Jrue Holiday, Buck for Life

In today's episode, Adam, Riley and Kyle break down the news that Jrue Holiday has signed a 4-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. Now that the core of Giannis, Khris and Jrue are locked in, we discuss our overall feelings about the state of the franchise moving forward. We also touch on how this might affect Milwaukee's ability to build their roster in the future and how the Bucks settled on Holiday as their franchise point guard to pair with Giannis. Learn more about your ad choices....


Episode 90: The Merrill and Nwora Power Hour

In this episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam break down a small stepback for the Bucks after weeks of rolling over teams. They kept the 3-ball falling against the Pacers, but went 1-1 against Boston as Giannis didn't show the same aggressiveness. Finally, they chat about the rookies taking center stage against New York and then the state of the Eastern Conference post-trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 89: Two DJ's for a PJ (It's Tucker Time)

In today's episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam go deep on the Bucks recent acquisition of P.J. Tucker and what his arrival means for the team's potential Playoff rotation. Then, they break down the Bucks recent string of wins, including a surprising victory in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 88: Trombones, Brad Lohaus, and Basketblogging with Van Fayaz

No Adam, no Kyle, no problem for the "Inside the Basketblogger's Studio" interview series. This week, new staff member (but longtime Brew Hoop lurker & commenter) Van Fayaz enters the podcast studio for the first time since joining the site. They discuss three pointers, Van's wild and wonderful career as a musician, the best pizza Madison has to offer, who was the "Giannis Antetokounmpo" of the 1960s salsa scene, and, of course, Brad Lohaus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Episode 87: Giannis Sinks Clippers Capping WOW-worthy Week

In this episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam dissect the Milwaukee Bucks' week of wins, rebounding after their five-game skid. After touching briefly on the Kings and Timberwolves wins, they dive deep into the victory against the Pelicans, including Giannis' continued patience and their defense on Zion. Then, it's time to talk about the massive victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. How did the Bucks let the Clippers back into the game? What worked about Bud's adjustment to a smallball lineup down...


Episode 86: Jurassic Park'd

It was far from home sweet home for the Milwaukee Bucks after a 1-3 week featuring a double feature at home against the Toronto Raptors. Kyle and Riley talk about how the Raptors found different ways to beat the Bucks in both games, a quiet week for Khris Middleton, what to do about Brook Lopez, and, of course, the topic consuming the discourse: What To Do About Budenholzer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 85: Jrue-Less Bucks Lose Back-to-Back

In this episode, Adam, Riley and Kyle break down a week that started on high with a win against the Denver Nuggets, before back-to-back losses against the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz. With Jrue Holiday now with the team due to the league's health and safety protocols, how has the team responded in his absence? Plus, Giannis Antetokounmpo asserts his will, Middleton shines before fading a bit and whether D.J. Augustin's struggles are something we should've seen coming into the season. Learn...


Episode 84: Get-Well Victories Equal Good Vibes

In this episode, Kyle, Riley and Adam break down a week of get-well games for the Milwaukee Bucks. A series of routs started with Portland, translated to Indiana and ended with back-to-back victories in Cleveland. What did those wins reveal about Giannis Antetokounmpo's growing patience, the egalitarian scoring nature of the offense and whether Malcolm Brogdon is just a scrub? Afterwards, Donte's Inferno returns with a chat about his performance in the starting lineup this season. Learn more...


Episode 83: What's the Deal with Milwaukee's Defense?

In today's episode, Adam, Riley and Kyle break down what problems have been plaguing Milwaukee's defense both in their weekend losses to the Hornets and Pelicans, and all season-long. Is it systemic? Player-driven? Execution? They dive into all the nitty gritty details before rounding out with other thoughts on the Bucks season at the quarter mark of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 82: A Week of Marquee Losses for Milwaukee

In this episode, Riley, Kyle and Adam go deep on all the happenings from the Milwaukee Bucks two losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. They talk about Giannis Antetokounmpo's shifting role, Bud's continued experimentation (to mixed results), Jrue Holiday's idealized role and how we're feeling about the starters across the board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 81: What Stood Out from a Week of Bucks Wins

In this episode, Kyle, Riley and Adam break down the Milwaukee Bucks 3-0 week against the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks. They examine how Milwaukee beat the shorthanded Mavericks with increased switching and how Giannis Antetokounmpo defies traditional expectations as a closer. Then, they examine the Eastern Conference hierarchy in the wake of the James Harden trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 80: It's Thanasis Time

In this episode, Riley, Adam and Kyle discuss the Bucks split series with the Miami Heat before breaking down the week that was. First, they talk about the Detroit Pistons split, including Giannis Antetokounmpo showcasing his first dominating performance of the season. Then, the break down the Utah Jazz loss, what went wrong with Milwaukee's defense and how much had to do with scheme vs. execution. Finally, the briefly touch on the Cavaliers win before pondering Thanasis entering Bud's...