Short-handed Phoenix lose to visiting UWM Panthers 63-49

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On Wednesday, the Green Bay Phoenix (2-12, 1-4) faced off against their in-state rival Milwaukee Panthers (5-9, 3-2) with only eight available players at their disposal.

In short, it didn’t go well. Milwaukee won 63-49 in a game that wasn’t particularly close. The Panthers shot 49% from the floor and had little trouble getting clean looks in the paint.

Green Bay’s offensive struggles continue to plague this team. On the night, GB shot just 27.8% from the floor and an appalling 18.2% from downtown – while turning the ball over 13 times. That’s just not going to cut it.

Outside of Kamari McGee turning in a career high 22 points, and Japannah Kellogg’s 10 point, 11 rebound performance – there was little on the offensive end to be proud of.

This is an offense that’s struggled all season long, and lacks identity. Green Bay currently ranks 255th in Adjusted offensive efficiency, 290th in Effective FG%, and 350th in 3P%.

The Phoenix have now lost their last three matchups against UW-Milwaukee, and are riding a seven game losing streak.

It’s going to be difficult to reevaluate the potential of this team until they’re healthy, but right now this is a team that’s struggling on both ends of the floor.

Green Bay returns to the court Friday when they take on first place Oakland at 6pm on ESPN+.

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