Tucker generated six rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes in Tuesday's title-clinching Game 6 win over the Suns. Tucker went scoreless during the decisive victory, but he was still a major factor in delivering the Bucks their second NBA championship -- and the first of the 35-year-old's career. The veteran's defensive presence was a major factor in holding the Suns to only 24 percent shooting from behind the arc in Game 6.
Tucker finished Sunday's Game 4 win over the Nets with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal. Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 points) led the way for Milwaukee, but Tucker was arguably the Bucks' most impactful player Sunday, as he spent nearly all of his 29 minutes hounding Kevin Durant and forcing him into easily his worst game of the series. On the offensive end, Tucker drained three three-pointers en route to his highest point total in a Bucks uniform. Tucker's 13 points were his second-most in any game this season, and it was the first time he scored in double figures since Feb. 26.
Tucker will start in Game 2 against the Nets on Monday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. Tucker will remain in the starting lineup for the second game in a row to start the series. In Game 1, he posted seven points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals across 28 minutes. Tucker typically isn't an appealing DFS target, though his defensive versatility should keep him on the floor for longer stretches against the Nets.
Tucker produced seven points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 loss to the Nets. Tucker replaced Donte DiVincenzo (foot) in the starting lineup, and, after a fast start, he slowed dramatically to end with a disappointing line. Tucker is basically allergic to offense at this point, so his role is purely to slow down Kevin Durant, something he struggled to do in Game 1. Looking ahead, it is unclear whether Mike Budenholzer will stick with Tucker, but, nonetheless, don't expect to see jaw-dropping production.
Tucker will start in Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets, Jared Greenberg of NBA TV reports. Tucker will presumably get the start over Pat Connaughton, who was inserted into the lineup for Game 4 against the Heat after Donte DiVincenzo (foot) was lost for the season. Tucker is expected to be the Bucks' primary defender on Kevin Durant.
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