Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 124-99 win over Cleveland Cavaliers

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Milwaukee Bucks: Bryn Forbes
Jan 27, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports /

Second takeaway from win over Cleveland Cavaliers — Bryn Forbes sparks second unit offense for the Milwaukee Bucks

After hitting just seven 3-pointers Friday night, the Bucks looked rejuvenated in last night’s rematch. The Bucks went 16-of-34 (47.1 percent) from deep on the evening, and a sizeable portion of those triples coming from the sharpshooting Bryn Forbes.

Forbes showcased that he was not afraid to let it fly all night long, finishing the contest with 18 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting night from long-range.

The newcomer has had his inconsistencies coming off the bench for Milwaukee this season, but Forbes has been phenomenal in the month of February. In appearances off the bench, Forbes is averaging 14 points while shooting 54.8 percent from the floor and 50 percent from beyond the perimeter and has sparked some much-needed offensive firepower.

It seems that Milwaukee’s back to back losses to close out January ignited a fire within Forbes. The guard talked about the displeasure in the locker room after dropping two games while also addressing how the team could get back on the right track as transcribed by ESPN’s Eric Woodyard:

"“I don’t think anybody’s happy about it, but we’ve got to take it day by day and I think that’s the way everybody’s approaching it, game by game. We can’t win them all back right now, but if we take it day by day, we can win a lot of games.”"

Since these comments, Milwaukee has flipped the switch and won four straight games. They are not satisfied just yet, but as Forbes alluded to, all they can do is take it just one game at a time. Last night, Forbes showed the impact that he can provide off the bench offensively, and the Bucks will need his contributions consistently moving forward.