Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reactions From 106-91 Win Over New York Knicks

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Dec 5, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) and New York Knicks guard

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(3) battle for a loose ball in the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Carter-Williams scored 20 points as the Bucks beat the Knicks 106-91. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions: The Good

  • It would have been far too easy for Michael Carter-Williams to have lost the last shred of confidence he had, when even as the last remaining healthy point guard, coach Kidd refrained from starting him. Instead, we saw MCW determined to prove a point. He went out and played under control, and took advantage of the gifts that his natural game provide him. Carter-Williams needs to focus in on what he’s good at, and stop worrying about trying to force the rest.
  • The Bucks pounded the paint and crashed the glass, and as we’ve been at pains to point out in the past, when the Bucks focus on the dirty work inside, they win games. 60 points in the paint and 49 rebounds, well that’s going to work every single night.
  • Johnny O’Bryant was impressive all night again, and oh yeah, he also did this to Kristaps Porzingis…
  • Jabari Parker continued to show his array of impressive dunking. His ability to rise up quickly is remarkable, but even better is the fact that he’s so quick at times that even the cameras can’t catch him.

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