Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reaction From 123-86 Loss To Indiana Pacers

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Nov 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) shoots during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: James Brosher-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions: The Good

  • I’m going to delve into this in much greater detail in a piece tomorrow (so check back for that then!), but that first quarter performance needs to be the blueprint for Milwaukee success, not only this season, but into the future too. The starting five embraced who they are, instead of their oft discussed limitations and looked like a cohesive unit with real potential.
  • O.J. Mayo’s return has been a welcome boost to the team, even if results haven’t necessarily backed that up since he returned to the rotation following his injury. Juice was both efficient and forceful, providing a rare spark with his play as one of only three Bucks who managed to score in double digits.
  • Jabari Parker was excellent, once again. He may not be asserting himself just yet like many would like, and as he likely eventually will, but he knows what shots are good for him and which aren’t. His 52 percent field goal clip for the season so far is testament to that and who he could become.

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