Having shot 55.2 percent on 86 field goal attempts, it’s safe to say the Bucks’ offense was firing on all cylinders in their win over the Cavs on Sunday afternoon.
A big reason why the Bucks generated so much success on that end of the floor was their ability to get to the rim to put down high percentage looks at the basket. Per NBA.com/stats, the Bucks converted 27 of their 37 finishing attempts at the rim, making for a 73 percentage mark.
It certainly helps to have a player who possesses the ability to bend defenses at will like Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and he certainly had an array of impressive dunks to fuel his game-leading 26 points for the day (on 16 shots too).
With Antetokounmpo leading the charge in this regard, the points in the paint battle tilted in the Bucks’ favor by the game’s end as the Bucks outscored Cleveland 56-46 within the painted area.
Although the Bucks had a quality shooting performance from long distance, given that they hit on 15 of their 41 attempts from that level of the floor (36.6 percent), the secret to the Bucks’ success offensively will fall within the paint and at the basket.