Irving recorded 22 points (9-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three steals and an assist across 45 minutes in Thursday's 86-83 loss to the Bucks.

The most glaring deficiency for Irving in Game 3 was his assist total. He effectively distributed the ball in his first two games against the Bucks, so the downtick in dimes is a sign of improvement in Milwaukee's defensive strategy. If Irving is unable to find the open man, the Nets' offense is bound to suffer.

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