Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reactions From 129-118 Loss To Sacramento Kings

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Starters

Michael Carter-Williams, F

4 Points | 0-7 FG | 4-4 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

It’s too bad we don’t include turnovers in our post-game stat-lines. If we did it would show that MCW led the Bucks with four. Not good. Even worse was defense of Rondo. And worse still was his inability to hit ANY of his shots–most of which came in the paint. He’s the quintessential up-and-down player on an up-and-down team.

Khris Middleton, A-

21 Points| 8-15 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

I love it when he plays greedy offense. He’s far and away the best shooter in the Bucks starting lineup so it only makes sense for him to hoist up a good number of threes. He shot eight against the Kings, hitting five. When his jumper is dialed in he’s an excellent complement to Giannis and Jabari. He created for himself, too–flashing a nifty baseline jumper with the shot clock winding down.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, A-

21 Points | 7-13 FG | 6-7 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK |

He didn’t test his mid-range shot–taking only attempts from three or in the paint, but that didn’t phase his efficiency. He had the usual assortment of freakish layups/dunks, but he really impressed with his passing game. Too bad his teammates fall asleep at the wheel when Giannis dishes to them. If they didn’t he would get so many more assists.

Jabari Parker, B

10 Points | 3-5 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

It was a bit of a quiet night from the Bucks talented forward, but he still managed to score in double figures for the fourth straight game. He missed both of his mid-range attempts, which is somewhat concerning since he has yet to really find the range from outside. That’s okay. I’m sure it will come. For now he’s the Bucks most exciting fast break player. We can all live with that.

Greg Monroe, B

11 Points| 5-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 4 BLK |

A season high in blocks is a great look, despite the Kings getting so many good looks near the rim. He hustled most of the night, despite being a bit stagnant of offense without the ball in his possession. He had a hard time with Koufos’ length, giving up a few baby hooks and floaters to the Kings’ big man. Regardless, it was a strong effort from Monroe.

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