Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reaction To 108-95 Win Over (Previously Undefeated) Golden State Warriors

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Bench

Michael Carter-Williams, A

17 Points | 7-10 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK |

He we go again with MCW. A night after a dreadful performance in Toronto he was excellent against the Warriors. Excellent. He went on a personal 5-0 run to start the fourth quarter, finishing with eleven points in the period and delivering the game-sealing steal and dunk in the last minute. When he doesn’t force the jumper and sticks to dribble penetration he can be outstanding. He committed just a single turnover against a very good Warriors defense. If the pattern continues he will stink against the Lakers Tuesday, but for now he’s coming up roses.

John Henson, C-

8 Points | 3-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

He was the only bench player besides MCW to show a pulse–slight as it was. He racked up five fouls in just twelve minutes (many of which were iffy calls), and was never able to assert himself defensively. Like everyone else on this team he’s been very inconsistent. It’s clear that his 44 million dollar contract is based on his upside, not his reality as an NBA player.

Johnny O’Bryant, D

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

Why is JOB so trigger-happy? He has an OK jumper–we’ve seen that, but he’s streaky. He doesn’t play to his size in the paint either, which leads to frustrating close-range misses. If he just powered up and went straight at the rim with his bunnies he would at least get a foul or two. Instead he gets smaller around the rim where the likes of Draymond Green and Bogut are unforgiving.

Rashad Vaughn, C-

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

I think it’s obvious that Jason Kidd has him on a yellow light. Shoot only if you’re wide open. Open enough to lick your finger and check the direction of the breeze before snapping off a jumper. Defensively he’s showing improvement, but needs to fight through screens with a little more zeal.

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