Milwaukee Bucks: 3 stats that stand out through 13 games this season

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The Milwaukee Bucks have earned a 9-4 record throughout the first 13 games of the season, and several stats have stood out to this point.

There have been some bumps in the road, but the Milwaukee Bucks are off to a solid start this season as they currently sit at second place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The team is riding a four-game win streak, most recently defeating the Dallas Mavericks 112-109 this past Friday night. Although the Bucks have finally started to find their rhythm amongst one another, things are not perfect by any means, as several struggles have hindered this team in the early portion of the season.

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However, there have also been a handful of bright spots for this Milwaukee team, which have provided some optimism moving forward.

Taking a look at both the good and the bad, here are three statistics that have stood out early for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks: Stats standing out – 120 free throw attempts for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo has shot an astounding 120 free throws to this point in the season, currently the league-leader in attempts by a country mile. Sitting in second place is Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, who stands at 101 attempts.

Despite getting to the line so often, Antetokounmpo is just sixth in total makes with 69. After a vile 1-for-10 showing at the free-throw line in Milwaukee’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, the two-time MVP’s season percentage is currently just sitting at 57.5 percent. It goes without saying that these recurring free throw issues have been worrisome, given how often the Greek Freak has gotten to the line nightly.

Antetokounmpo’s numbers have undoubtedly bogged down the team overall, as they have connected on just 72.6 percent of their free-throws this season. That places them at 25th overall, and that will not be sufficient for a championship-caliber squad as the season unfolds. Antetokounmpo’s struggles from the charity stripe are nothing new, but to see his numbers regress as time goes on is not ideal, and they have stood out early.