Milwaukee Bucks Grades and Reactions From 104-99 Loss to Indiana Pacers

Mar 2, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Indiana won 104-99. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Indiana won 104-99. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Starters

O.J. Mayo
O.J. Mayo /

, D+

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

Mayo just hasn’t been a good three-point shooter this season. He’s shooting just 32% from behind the arc this season compared to 37.4% for his career. So when he shoots 1-4, all of threes, you have to question either the offense or, more correctly, his decision making on three point attempts.


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Khris Middleton

, B

23 Points| 7-19 FG | 7-9 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK |

He tends to force things late in games when he feels that the Bucks need him to make a big play. He missed an important floater with just over two minutes to play and wasn’t necessarily accurate all night shooting just 7-19. He did, however, lead the Bucks in scoring while hitting 2-5 from three.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo, B+

22 Points | 7-16 FG | 8-8 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK |

The freak appeared to be stymied by the much tougher Pacers defense, but still made a few eyebrow raising plays–particularly in transition. More importantly, he hit all eight of his free throw attempts after a dreadful 4-11 performance against Houston.


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Jabari Parker

, B

18 Points | 8-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK

He was 2-4 on jumpers and seemed to be having a pretty quiet night. But he has a true knack for finding seams against any defense and Wednesday night he made the right block his base of operations–attacking that area of the Pacers defense and going 3-3 from that spot in the process. The four turnovers hurt his grade.


Miles Plumlee
Miles Plumlee /

, A-

6 Points| 3-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

Theses grades are scaled to the individual, so when Plumlee goes “off” for six and six you have to give the effort man a big pat on the back. He was in their doing exactly what the Bucks need him to do. Hustle on both ends and open things up for teammates.

Next: Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Bench