Letting it fly
Ever since their 6-of-31 showing from long range in their comeback win over the Charlotte Hornets last weekend, the Bucks’ precision from that level of the floor has gotten back on track, with Saturday night being the latest example.
For the night, the Bucks connected on 17 of their 39 attempts from beyond the arc, which made for a 43.6 three-point percentage. That mark matches their second best showing from downtown for a single game this season, trailing only the 50 percent they put up in their road victory over the Denver Nuggets earlier in the campaign.
Leading the way in this regard was newly minted All-Star Khris Middleton, who put down four of his seven three-point attempts and is only reinforcing the fact that he’s past the hellish shooting slump that dragged down his play for a significant chunk of the year. Following Middleton was veteran Bucks big man Brook Lopez (3-of-5 from beyond the arc), as he bounced back from his 1-of-8 outing from three in the Bucks’ win over the Toronto Raptors last time out.
In total, the Bucks had eight of the 11 players that saw the floor knock in at least one triple, which points to how much of a collective effort their performance was.