Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reactions From 113-100 Victory Over The Philadelphia 76ers

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Dec 23, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton (22) drives for the basket as Philadelphia 76ers guard Isaiah Canaan (0) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions: The Good

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the starting lineup having missed Sunday night’s game against the Suns due to knee tendonitis, and showed absolutely no cause for concern. Antetokounmpo had 22 points, six assists and five boards while shooting 11-13 from the field. If it wasn’t for two late misses it would have been a perfect night. As ever, Giannis showed us that he has some tricks up his sleeve too.
  • Giannis also made a beautiful, tough step back jumper. This is the type of make that gets Bucks fans very excited about his future.
  • Michael Carter-Williams’ good play continued against his former team, although his seven turnovers hint that he was pressing just a little bit. Still, MCW managed to make a big impression with a jam-packed stat sheet punctuated by a 9-13 shooting night from the field. How confident is he becoming? Well how about this Karl Malone stop and pose dunk.
  • The Bucks shot an incredible 60 percent from the field, and I think you’ll find that’ll be enough to win on most occasions.
  • Jabari Parker can dunk, if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months.
  • Perhaps it was the sheer site of a former Duke player on the other team, but one way or another, John Henson was fired up for this game. He kept rookie Jahlil Okafor in his pocket from start to finish. This is how you dent a rookie’s confidence.

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