Milwaukee Bucks: Grades and Reaction to 94-86 Win Over Nets

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Nov 7, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) goes for a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) in the third quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Monroe scored 20 points to help the Bucks beat the Nets 94-86. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions: The Good

  • Jerryd Bayless. He was actually really good tonight, and has been all season. Bayless ended with the Bucks’ only double-double, notching 19 points, ten assists, two steals, two blocks and a rebound. Is the backup point guard spot Bayless’ to lose at this point? It sure seems that way.
  • Greg Monroe is who we thought he was. Another solid effort from the Moose left the Bucks in a great position to win this game, as he scored a team-high 20 points on 50 percent shooting to go along with his eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Despite early concerns about defensive fit, I don’t think you’ll find many Bucks fans who aren’t real happy with Monroe right now. He’s been excellent.
  • Tyler Ennis looks a lot better than last season. His stats don’t really showcase all that he does–he ended with just nine points, one assist, one rebound and one steal–but he’s a pass-happy point guard that only turned the ball over once. He’s solid. But Bayless was better tonight, which means Jason Kidd will probably lean his way more often than not.
  • Khris Middleton is back. If the Bucks wore their new alternate jerseys I could’ve said back in black. But they didn’t, so that pun doesn’t work. Anyway, Middleton was certainly Money tonight. He scored 14 points on just six shot attempts, along with nine rebounds, seven assists and a steal. That triple-double would’ve been nice, but this was still a great game for Khash.
  • Jabari Parker isn’t quite back to 100 percent yet, but he’s getting closer. He played 24 minutes against Brooklyn and turned in a solid eight point, two rebound showing. He also had a sweet dunk off of a pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo, which was a nice little watch the future moment. Full-strength Jabari and Giannis lineups are going to be a whole lot of fun.

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