Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing Malcolm Brogdon/Kyle Lowry Matchup

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As the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors search for an edge in their first round series, the performances of the team’s respective point guards will prove vital.

As the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors prepare to face off in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, one of the games key matchups acts as a reminder of the fascinating and unpredictable nature of sports.

At 31-years-old, three-time All-Star and former All-NBA third team selection Kyle Lowry will go toe-to-toe with Malcolm Brogdon, a second round rookie who has made what once would have been viewed as an unlikely case for Rookie of the Year honors.

What on paper appears to be an incredible mismatch, will in reality be a contest between two very different players with contrasting roles and responsibilities, but almost equal importance to their team.

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It might sound strange to hear Brogdon described as being as important to Milwaukee as a player of Lowry’s caliber is to Toronto, but it’s probably true.

Brogdon is the glue that holds the Bucks together on both ends, a cool head under pressure, a clutch performer, and an unselfish teammate who has brought the best out of those around him.

Now re-read that paragraph with Lowry’s name substituted in for Brogdon’s, and you’ll be left with little doubt over the importance of this matchup.

In what looks set to be a fascinating series, this point guard clash holds the potential to be one of the most interesting battles of all. Let’s take a closer look at how the two men compare and contrast.