Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 130-115 win over Detroit Pistons

Jan 6, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Detroit Pistons: Sekou Doumbouya
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Takeaway No. 1 – Jordan Nwora, Bobby Portis have their best outings yet

Both Bobby Portis and Jordan Nwora were newcomers to the Bucks this offseason, and it has not taken them long to become fan favorites in the city. After watching Wednesday night’s victory, it is clear why the two have claimed that high praise early from fans.

Portis had his best game as a Buck as he posted 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench. The big man brought the intensity all night long as he left it all out on the court as he pieced together another stellar performance. Milwaukee envisioned a prominent role in the rotation when they signed him this offseason, and he has been exceeding expectations to this point.

Portis was not the only member of the second unit to impress in the win over the Pistons, however, as Jordan Nwora also made some noise in meaningful minutes.

The rookie played a season-high 15 minutes and had the hot-hand offensively, having finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and went a perfect 3-of-3 from deep. Bucks fans have wanted to see more and more of Nwora, and after this performance, he certainly helped his case to earn more minutes in the rotation.

In addition to his strong outing, Milwaukee’s wing rotation has also taken some recent hits, which has opened a window of opportunity. Pat Connaughton, Torrey Craig, and Sam Merrill are all sidelined due to injury, and depending on how much time they miss, Nwora has a genuine opportunity to earn some playing time. He undoubtedly took advantage Wednesday night, and hopefully, this is just the beginning for Jordan Nwora.

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The Milwaukee Bucks will continue their homestand by welcoming the Utah Jazz to Fiserv Forum in a matchup that will tip-off at 7 p.m. central time Friday night.