Connaughton produced 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes during Friday's 108-95 loss to Boston in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Connaughton was the lone Bucks' role player to find any offensive rhythm during Game 6. With Khris Middleton (hamstring) still listed as out for Game 7 and Grayson Allen and Wesley Matthews struggling with their respective shots, it's possible Connaughton gets a promotion to the starting lineup Sunday. Regardless, he'll play a major role in the win-or-go-home matchup. The backup wing has scored in double figures in five straight games and averaged 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds during those contests.
Connaughton supplied 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, one block and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 116-108 loss to the Celtics. Connaughton has knocked down three treys in back-to-back contests. Additionally, he's logged 30-plus minutes in each game -- usage that Connaughton hasn't seen since late December. His size has lended well to defending Boston's wings. It's likely Connaughton continues receiving ample run throughout the series.
Connaughton provided 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-9 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 116-100 victory over the Bulls. Connaughton caught fire from beyond the arc, logging his fourth game of the season with six-plus three-pointers made. Failing to exceed five points in three games against Chicago, Connaughton averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in the series. He'll look to boost his impact in a second-round series against the Celtics.
Connaughton will come off the bench Sunday against the Mavericks. Connaughton made a spot start Friday against the Clippers but had only five points (2-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt), one rebound, five assists and two steals in 23 minutes. He should see similar playing time Sunday off the bench as he averaged 11.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.2 minutes in the five games preceding Friday's start.
Connaughton is starting Friday's game against the Clippers, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Connaughton came off the bench in each of his last six appearances and averaged 11.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game during that time. He'll make his first start since Feb. 6 with the Bucks dealing with several injuries Friday.
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