Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 134-106 win over Portland Trail Blazers

Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Takeaway no. 1 from win over Blazers – Milwaukee Bucks reign from three

It’s performances like the one the Bucks had Monday night that reinforced why they’re the best offense in the NBA.

The Bucks were certainly boosted by a tremendous shooting performance as they shot 55.2 percent from the field and went 21-for-42 from 3-point range. That latter mark is the fourth time that the Bucks have 20 or more triples in a single game this season.

That was certainly helped by having six players finish in double figures. While we touched on the Bucks’ bench making a significant contribution to the rout, the Bucks’ ‘Big 3’ of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton scored a combined 57 points on the night.

With so much firepower to go around, the Bucks posted their third-highest effective field goal percentage (66.1 percent) for a game this season, per NBA.com/stats. It’s fitting that the two higher marks came in the Bucks’ bigger blowout wins this season against the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat.

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The Bucks will look to continue their winning ways when they host the Indiana Pacers Wednesday evening for a 6 o’clock tip off at Fiserv Forum.