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Bucks' Brook Lopez: Blocks three shots in victory
Lopez tallied eight points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 10 rebounds, and three blocks in 33 minutes during Monday's 104-98 victory over Denver.
Lopez blocked another three shots Monday but saw his scoring finish in single-digits. Since his 28 point outburst, Lopez has struggled from the field, combining for just 28 points in three games. He provides spacing for Giannis Antetokounmpo which ensures he sees plenty of court time on a nightly basis. He is still worthy of a roster spot in most formats but just be prepared for dud nights such as this, particularly on the offensive end,... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Strong effort again Monday
Bledsoe tallied 23 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-9 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 35 minutes during Monday's 104-98 victory over the Nuggets.
Bledsoe continues to produce some tasty numbers, dropping 23 points here, to go with another three steals. After a slow start to the season, Bledsoe has now recorded a combined 13 steals across his last five games, chipping in with decent scoring and assist numbers. You may have been able to buy-low on Bledsoe a couple of weeks ago but that window has now firmly slammed shut.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Has 29 points in Monday's victory
Antetokounmpo finished with 29 points (13-25 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 39 minutes during Monday's 104-98 victory over the Nuggets.
Antetokounmpo dropped a game-high 29 points Monday, helping the Bucks to their 12th victory of the season. The free-throw percentage continues to be an issue, now shooting just 68 percent on high volume. He is also connecting on just 0.3 triples per game while attempting almost 2.5. Those numbers aside, he is having a spectacular season and will likely be in the discussion for a top five player come seasons end.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Sterling Brown: Recalled from G League
Brown was promoted from the Wisconsin Herd to the Bucks on Sunday.
Brown played with the Herd on Saturday and will return with Milwaukee prior to Monday's matchup with Denver. He's unlikely to see much playing time off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Christian Wood: Recalled from G League
Wood was promoted to the Bucks from the Wisconsin Herd on Sunday.
Wood was shipped to the G League on Saturday, and after playing one game with the Herd, he'll rejoin the NBA squad. He totaled 12 points, 14 boards and eight assists over 37 minutes in his one game with Milwaukee's G-League affiliate, although he's unlikely to see much run with the Bucks just yet.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Christian Wood: Back to G League
Wood was reassigned to the G League on Saturday.
Wood saw some garbage time minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls, and he'll now join the Wisconsin Herd for Saturday's game against Windy City.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Sterling Brown: Back to G League
Brown was reassigned to the G League on Saturday.
With the Bucks off until Monday, Brown will head to Oshkosh and suit up for the Wisconsin Herd's matchup with the Windy City Bulls on Saturday night.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Double-double in comeback win
Antetokounmpo had 23 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3PT, 5-9 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists in Friday's win over Chicago.
The Bucks fell behind by as many as 22 points in the first half but roared back to win easily behind another sterling performance from Antetokounmpo. The MVP candidate also chipped in three blocks, and his pair of three-pointers were his first makes from beyond the arc since Nov. 4.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Eric Bledsoe: Throttles Bulls for 25 points
Bledsoe put up 25 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block across 30 minutes in Friday's 123-104 win over the Bulls.
After a slow start to the campaign, Bledsoe is beginning to pay dividends for those that invested an early-to-mid round pick in the point guard on draft day. A downturn in field-goal percentage and steals were the main culprits behind Bledsoe's underwhelming production through the first 10 games, but he's stepped up the pace in both categories over the last five contests. During that span, Bledsoe is shooting 58.1 percent from the field and is averaging 2.2 steals to go with 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 treys per game.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Khris Middleton: Flirts with triple-double
Middleton finished with 25 points (9-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 33 minutes in Friday's 123-104 win over the Bulls.
Middleton was part of a balanced Bucks scoring attack that helped Milwaukee roar back from a 22-point deficit and ultimately surge to a runaway victory. The wing has now put up 20 or more points in three straight games while shooting a blistering 58.1 percent from the floor and drilling all 12 of his free-throw attempts. Since that percentage from the floor isn't sustainable, it's fair to expect Middleton's scoring to eventually tail off a bit, but the 27-year-old typically puts up enough output in the rebounds, assists, steals and three-pointers categories to lessen the impact in any decline in his point production.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Thon Maker: To see increase in playing time
Maker is set for a larger role with John Henson (wrist) ruled out, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Maker will slot into Henson's spot off the bench for a significant stretch with Henson set to undergo wrist surgery. Maker has appeared in six games this season and is averaging 5.5 points along with 3.2 rebounds per contest.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Trevon Duval: Showing three-point touch in G League
Duval has averaged 14.0 points (on 50 percent shooting from the field), 4.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 three-pointers in 24.3 minutes per game through his first four outings with the G League's Wisconsin Herd.
The undrafted rookie out of Duke has shown impressive touch from distance through his initial professional action, knocking down three-point attempts at a 38.5 percent clip. Though he's signed to a two-way contract and could get a look with Bucks at some point this season, Duval is more likely to spend the bulk of the campaign with Wisconsin in order to pick up meaningful playing time.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Out at least three games
DiVincenzo (knee) will be out for at least the next three games.
The rookie suffered a minor left quadriceps strain during Wednesday's loss against Memphis and, as a result, will have to sit out the next three contests. Afterwards, DiVincenzo will be re-evaluated and a timetable return date will likely be set. Prior to the injury, DiVincenzo was posting decent numbers with 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds across 14 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' John Henson: Will undergo wrist surgery
Henson will require wrist surgery and is out for a minimum of 12 weeks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It's an unfortunate injury for the former UNC standout who has been transforming his game this year, especially beyond the three-point arc. In his absence, center Thon Maker may see more minutes than usual.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Sterling Brown: Recalled from G-League
Brown was recalled from the G-League on Thursday.
Brown played for the G-League's Wisconsin Herd during Wednesday's loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He tallied 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt), three steals and one rebound. Brown has struggled to find a role at the NBA level this season, totaling 41 minutes and racking up 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a block with the Bucks.... See More ... See Less