Milwaukee Bucks: Grades and Reaction to 99-83 Loss To Celtics

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Starters

Tyler Ennis, B-

4 Points | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

Ennis didn’t do too much, but his mistakes were kept to a minimum and that’s more than could be said for many of his teammates. Milwaukee looked better with the young point guard on the court, he was one of only three Bucks with a positive plus/minus, and his composure was to be commended.

Khris Middleton, C

13 Points| 3-12 FG | 5-5 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK |

Middleton’s shooting is still far from his efficient best. Nothing has ever changed in terms of how smooth is jump shot looks, but right now it’s just not falling like we all know it can. The rest of Middleton’s stat line is indicative of a poor night too though. At his best, Middleton racks up assists, rebounds and steals at the same frequency as he scores, none of that was there in this one.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, C+

16 Points | 6-13 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK |

This was old Giannis on display against the Celtics. He still posed that extra level of threat that has accompanied him throughout the first few games of this season, but he was pressing on this occasion. There was an over-exuberant recklessness about him again, as typified by his five personal fouls and four turnovers.

Jabari Parker, B+

8 Points | 4-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK |

The Bucks were never better than when Jabari was on the court in this one. Parker was a +23 in 23 minutes of play, and although he looked passive at times, he punctuated the game with patches of brilliance that had gotten everybody so excited about him coming out of college in the first place. It’s still going to be a slow path back, but Parker is making real progress.

Greg Monroe, A

17 Points| 7-11 FG | 3-5 FT | 14 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK |

Boston had no answers for Monroe as he continued his own stellar start to the season. Somewhat lost in the storm of Giannis’ brilliance has been just how dominant Monroe has been in the middle, and he did it all on this occasion. Double-doubles are common place among the league’s best big men, but Moose’s four assists on this night showed what really sets him apart as one of the league’s most complete offensive talents.

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