Connaughton went for zero points (0-5 FG, 0-5 3Pt) and two rebounds across 22 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 win over Brooklyn.
Connaughton tallied his second scoreless effort of the postseason so far as his three-point shooting struggles hit a new low. Over the last six games, the 28-year-old shooting guard has hit on just 3-of-18 hoists from beyond the arc. On the bright side, Connaughton was coming off a solid 10-point showing in Game 5 and led the bench in minutes in this season-extending win.
Connaughton will come off the bench for Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets.
Coach Mike Budenholzer will opt to give P.J. Tucker the start and have him be the primary defender on Kevin Durant. Connaughton will come off the bench after starting Game 4 against the Heat following the injury to Donte DiVincenzo (foot).
Connaughton is starting Saturday's Game 4 against the Heat, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Connaughton came off the bench in the first three games of the series, but he'll join the starting lineup after Donte DiVincenzo (foot) was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs. Connaughton averaged 8.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game across the first three games of the series.
Connaughton went for nine points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes during Thursday's 113-84 win over Miami.
Connaughton was efficient from downtown for the second game in row, boosting his three-point shooting numbers in the series to 8-of-15 for 53.3 percent. The 28-year-old wing could see a slight increase in his workload in Game 4 on Saturday if Donte DiVincenzo (foot) is forced out.
Connaughton had 15 points (5-9 3Pt) and three boards in Monday's Game 1 win over Miami.
Connaughton and Bryn Forbes (6-9 3Pt) caught fire in the first quarter and never looked back, leading the Bucks to a 26-point advantage after 12 minutes. Shooting-wise, it was a nice bounceback game for Milwaukee, which hit only five of its 31 attempts from downtown in Game 1. Connaughton's five threes were his second-most in any game this season.
Connaughton failed to score (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) but added six rebounds, one assist and one steal during Monday's loss to the Spurs.
This was only Connaughton's fifth game all season in which he didn't score, as the guard fielded a rough outing from the floor across 18 minutes. However, the former Fighting Irish grabbed at least six rebounds for a third straight outing and across his past six appearances now, Connaughton is posting 5.3 rebounds per matchup.
Connaughton had 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, an assist and a block across 23 minutes off the bench in Thursday's win over the Sixers.
Connaughton has remained steady with his bench role, playing around 23 to 25 minutes per night and putting up decent, but unspectacular, numbers. He has scored in double digits in four of his last six appearances while grabbing four or more rebounds in each of those six contests. He's averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during that span.
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.
Connaughton scored six points (1-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in a 122-114 loss to the Celtics on Friday.
With normal frontcourt players Bobby Portis (COVID-19 protocols) and P.J. Tucker (calf) both out of the lineup, Connaughton stepped up and led the team in rebounding. The guard has recorded at least six rebounds in five consecutive games and averaged 8.8 rebounds over that span. Connaughton could be a target for fantasy managers in deeper leagues because of his consistent playing time and his recent production as a scorer and rebounder.
Connaughton will come off the bench Wednesday against the Celtics.
The 28-year-old put up 20 points, nine rebounds and two assists while starting against the Pacers on Monday, but he'll move back to the bench with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) rejoining the lineup. Connaughton should still be plenty involved off the bench, especially with Bryn Forbes (toe) sidelined.
Connaughton delivered 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-7 3Pt), nine rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Monday's 140-113 win over the Pacers.
Connaughton joined the starting five for the first time this season with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) unavailable Monday, and he made his presence felt -- he ended just one rebound shy of putting up a double-double while tying his season-high mark for points. Connaughton's run in the starting lineup ultimately will be determined by Antetokounmpo's availability to play Wednesday against the Celtics, however.
Connaughton is starting Monday's game against the Pacers, Zora Stephenson of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Connaughton will join the starting five for the first time this season with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) unavailable Monday. Across his last five appearances, Connaughton has averaged 6.6 points and 5.0 rebounds over 27.8 minutes per game.
Connaughton totaled six points (2-4 FG, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals across 34 minutes during Wednesday's OT victory over the 76ers.
Wednesday marked the first time since Jan. 31, 2020 that Connaughton grabbed double-digit rebounds, and his 12 boards matched a career best. He's struggled all season in terms of scoring points but has been proven to be a decent rebounder. His fantasy production warrants a look in deeper fantasy leagues.
Connaughton is averaging 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 1.0 assists and 0.8 steals in 25.8 minutes per game through the Bucks' first four contests of March.
Connaughton is consistently getting steady run off the Milwaukee bench, clearing 20 minutes in each of the Bucks' last 15 contests. Despite the steady workload, Connaughton's low usage and lack of standout defensive production makes it difficult for him to deliver much in the way of fantasy value. He's best viewed as an option in 16-team leagues or deeper.
Connaughton had seven points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds over 27 minutes in Sunday's 105-100 win over the Clippers.
Connaughton failed to record a double-digit scoring total once again Sunday, but he hauled in a season-high eight rebounds during the narrow win over Los Angeles. The 28-year-old has played at least 25 minutes in each of the last seven contests and has been unable to generate much scoring production, but he's been slightly more reliable on the boards.
Connaughton totaled 12 points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes in a victory over the Kings on Sunday.
Connaughton scored in double figures for the fifth time this season thanks to a terrific showing at the charity stripe. The guard has been playing more of late with Jrue Holiday (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) missing his eighth straight game. Over that stretch, Connaughton has played 26.3 minutes per game and averaged 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
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|06/13||vs BKN||W 107-96||22||8||2||3||1||4||2|
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