The Milwaukee Bucks saw off one of their big rivals as they returned to regular season action with a win against the Boston Celtics on Friday.
The Milwaukee Bucks got their regular season campaign up and running once again on Friday, and they likely got just about everything they could possibly have wanted from it.
A more polished and dominant showing could have made things easier for Milwaukee, but at this point in the process of working their way back into game shape, that would have been asking a lot.
Instead, though, the Bucks found themselves in a close and highly competitive game against a major Eastern Conference rival, the Boston Celtics, and managed to start and finish the game impressively in order to come away with a valuable win.
Giannis Antetokounmpo looked at very close to the top of his game, outside of a couple of questionable decisions here or there. Khris Middleton didn’t have his most consistent shooting night, but came up with a crucial three-pointer when needed. While Brook Lopez and Wesley Matthews rounded out the rest of Milwaukee’s first choice starters in having thrived in their own roles on Friday.
With Eric Bledsoe, Pat Connaughton, and Marvin Williams all missing, that only makes this an even more impressive win for the Bucks.
With all of that in mind, let’s zero in and take a closer look at three of the key takeaways from the Bucks’ first win back.