Connaughton scored 14 points (5-12 FG, 4-11 3Pt) and grabbed eight rebounds over 26 minutes against Atlanta in a 120-109 win Thursday. Connaughton led a strong effort by the Bucks' bench with his second straight 14-point effort. The sixth-year forward has hit four three-pointers in each of those contests and has made at least one trey in each of his past four games. He is averaging a career-high 7.0 points, 4.8 boards and 1.5 three-pointers on the season.
Connaughton will come off the bench Wednesday against the Timberwolves. Bobby Portis will get the start Wednesday for the injured Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee). That will push Khris Middleton down to small forward and force Connaughton out of the lineup. This month, Connaughton has averaged 5.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.7 minutes.
Connaughton is starting Sunday's game against the Magic. Connaughton will join the starting lineup for the second time in the last five games since the Bucks are shorthanded once again Sunday. Bobby Portis will come off the bench against Orlando.
Connaughton will come off the bench Tuesday against the Warriors, Ted Davis of the Milwaukee Bucks Radio Network reports. The 28-year-old started in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) on Saturday, but Bobby Portis will receive the nod Tuesday. Connaughton should still see plenty of playing time off the bench and has averaged 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 29.2 minutes over the past five games.
Connaughton will start Saturday's game at Sacramento, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The 28-year-old will make his second start of the season Saturday with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) sitting out against the Kings. Connaughton put up 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-7 3Pt), nine rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes during his previous start this year.
Last 7 Games
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