Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from loss to Utah Jazz

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Eric Griffin
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Eric Griffin /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 10: Jalen Moore
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 10: Jalen Moore /

Just one shooter

The Milwaukee Bucks long-range attack was almost non-existent against the Jazz on Friday. The Bucks combined to make just eight three-pointers, and converted at a less than 30 percent rate on their 27 attempted triples.

The Jazz, on the other hand, knocked down a crisp 38.5 percent of their 26 attempted threes. In a game where everything seemed to work out better for Utah, the three-ball was no exception, even without Mitchell opening up room for Jazz shooters.

Only one Buck who took more than two threes managed to hit more than one of them, as Jalen Moore knocked down three of his four attempted triples. D.J. Wilson made just one of his five attempts, while Bronson Koenig missed all five of his shots from beyond the arc.

Moore was actually the only Buck who hit more than one three, period. Payton II hit one of two, Reggie Upshaw hit one of three, Travis Trice hit one of two and JeQuan Lewis hit his only attempted three.

Most of the Summer Bucks were efficient on barely any attempts, but Koenig and Wilson tanked Milwaukee’s average with their combined 10 percent conversion rate from downtown. Considering Wilson has an NBA deal and Koenig has a two-way contract, that’s not exactly encouraging.