Milwaukee Bucks: 3 numbers that stand out from 5-game win streak

CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 05: (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Feb 3, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports)
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It appears that the Milwaukee Bucks having been figuring some things out as of late.

Now winners of their last five games following their 125-112 win over the Denver Nuggets, the Bucks are in the midst of playing their best basketball for the 2020-21 season and are now 16-8 on the year. They only trail the Philadelphia 76ers by a game in the East going into the Bucks’ clash with the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night.

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After experiencing some big peaks and valleys early on, the Bucks have started to compile the kind of blowouts we’ve been used to seeing over the Mike Budenholzer era. To that point, the Bucks have won their last five games by a combined 104 points.

That’s not only the significant statistics that have stood out in the Bucks’ five-game winning streak and let’s dive into some notable numbers they’ve set over this streak.

The Milwaukee Bucks have seven players scoring in double figures over their win streak.

For the vast majority of the season, the Bucks stood at the top of the NBA in offensive efficiency as they’re averaging 119.2 points per 100 possessions, per NBA.com/stats. Not only does that lead the league this season, but that’s on track to stand as the most efficient offense in NBA history as that mark easily clears the 115.9 offensive rating the 2019-20 Dallas Mavericks set for the record books.

Over this current stretch of games, the Bucks are truly spreading the wealth as they have a whopping seven players scoring in double figures.

The usual suspects such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday obviously lead the pack in this department and each have had their turns of carrying the Bucks to their decisive wins. After those three stands Bryn Forbes, who is averaging 15 points while shooting 61.7 percent from the field and is 17-for-28 from three (60.7 percent) and certainly fared very well in his first Bucks start Monday night.

Following Forbes is fellow reserve Bobby Portis as he’s averaging 12.6 points over this stretch to maintain his sixth man-like scoring for the Bucks this season. Rounding it all out is the pair of the Bucks’ aforementioned starters, Donte DiVincenzo and Brook Lopez, who are averaging 10.6 points and 10.2 points over the last five games, respectively.

Certainly some of these averages have been helped by the Bucks’ recent blowouts, but the point of having the kind of scoring threats the Bucks have certainly contributed to their overwhelming offensive stylings.

While there is always skepticism to seeing how much of this is sustainable, the Bucks are truly living up to the infusion of offensive talent they brought in from the offseason, both within their core and on the fringes. And that’s all been borne out on the court thus far.