The road trip is underway and Portland started it off tough for Milwaukee. The Bucks were outscored in the 2nd quarter for the first time so far this season. The Backcourt was outscored 26-2. Brook Lopez was a bright spot with 16 points in the first half. Ginnas scored 13 and Middleton contributed 10 points.
In the 3rd Quarter Portland started to pull away behind C.J. McCollum and his 19 points on 9-11 shooting from the field. He really got the crowd into the game and took the wind out of the Bucks sails.
The Bucks started to 4th on a 8-0 run to cut he lead down to 6 points behind 3’s from Ersan and Middleton. The problem was after that the Trail Blazers got back to being red hot and knocking down outside shots. The Bucks played hard but it was just not enough as they started off the 5 game road trip with a loss in Portland. C.J. McCollum lead the Trail Blazers with a game high 40 points!