Connaughton amassed 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), nine rebounds, four blocks, and three assists in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 120-99 victory over the Pistons. Connaughton was magnificent off the bench Wednesday, falling just one rebound shy of a double-double, whilst also chipping in with a career-high four blocks. With a number of injuries coming towards the back end of the season, it has been Connaughton who has been one of the major beneficiaries. He has proven himself a vital piece of the Bucks rotation and even when the Bucks get more healthy bodies on deck, Connaughton should remain well entrenched in the rotation.
Connaughton (ankle) logged 18 minutes off the bench and contributed 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in Wednesday's 127-116 loss to the Thunder. Connaughton had been listed as questionable with a sprained left ankle heading into the regular-season finale, but any choice to hold him out likely would have been a result of rest more so than legitimate concern about his health. The Bucks had the luxury of giving many key players extra time off over the past two weeks, which allowed Connaughton to take on a heightened role off the bench or as an occasional spot starter. He'll still be included in the rotation for the Bucks' first-round playoff series with the Pistons but is more likely to see minutes in the teens rather than pushing for 20-plus in most of those games.
Connaughton is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to a sprained left ankle. It's possible Connaughton doesn't play in the Bucks' regular-season finale. More information may arrive following the team's morning shootaround.
Connaughton totaled 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals over 31 minutes in the Bucks' loss to the Nets on Saturday. Connaughton continued to play big minutes off the bench for the Bucks, producing a serviceable stat line in 31 minutes on Saturday. He's been a decent source of points and boards lately, averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in his last nine games.
Connaughton is starting Monday's game against Brooklyn, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. With the injuries piling up for the Bucks, Pat Connaughton will draw the start at small forward. He's started just one other game this year for Milwaukee, dating back to Dec. 14 against Cleveland.
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