Milwaukee Bucks head coach Doc Rivers didn’t mince words when discussing his team’s 113-110 loss to the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.

“We had some guys here. We had some guys in Cabo,” Rivers said, according to The Athletic’s Eric Nehm.

The Grizzlies were missing key players, including Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Marcus Smart, Brandon Clarke, and Luke Kennard in their last contest before the All-Star break.


Khris Middleton was the only Bucks player sidelined for the contest; he’s missed the last five contests with an ankle sprain.

Forwards Ziaire Williams and GG Jackson scored 27 points apiece for Memphis, while Vince Williams Jr. chipped in 18 points. For Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and 12 assists, while Damian Lillard added 24 points and seven assists.

The Bucks fell to 3-7 since Rivers took over as head coach from Adrian Griffin in January. Milwaukee ranks 23rd in offensive rating and 11th in defensive rating over that span, leading to the 19th-best net rating in the Association, according to Statmuse.

The team is third in the Eastern Conference with a 35-21 record. It owns a 1.5-game lead over the New York Knicks.

Milwaukee added veteran forward Danilo Gallinari on Thursday, signing him to a deal for the remainder of the season.