Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 139-112 win over Minnesota Timberwolves

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The Milwaukee Bucks picked up their 19th victory of the season Tuesday night with a dominant showing against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

Things were close behind these two teams early on, as the Bucks were clinging to just a two-point lead after the first quarter at 38-36. However, they turned things up a notch in the second quarter, outscoring the Timberwolves 41-26 in the period and never looked back after that.

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In the end, it was a high-scoring affair as the Bucks put a whopping 139 points on the board, while the Timberwolves scored 112 of their own.

With another win in the books, Milwaukee has now won three consecutive games following their brutal five game losing streak.

Although the team is still without starting point guard Jrue Holiday, they look like they are finally starting to find their rhythm, and this game served as the perfect example of that. Hopefully, Holiday gets to make his highly-anticipated return to the lineup this Thursday after missing Milwaukee’s last nine games due to a lengthy bout with the league’s health and safety protocols.

While only time will tell there, here are three takeaways from Milwaukee’s big 139-112 victory over Minnesota Tuesday night.

First takeaway from win over Minnesota Timberwolves — Milwaukee Bucks put together a dominant showing offensively

The Bucks have bailed on their typical high-profile defensive identity to embrace their high-powered offense this season and currently boast the second best offensive rating in the league, per

They showed just what they were capable of last night offensively against Minnesota by dismantling their subpar defense with a season-high 139 points on the evening.

Shooting 53-of-99 (53.5 percent) from the floor, the Bucks had everything going for them, particularly the long-ball. Milwaukee finished with yet another game with 20 made 3-pointers and added to their already historic total this season. Hitting an impressive 20-of-42 (47.6 percent) of their shots from behind the arc against the Timberwolves, the entire team caught fire.

Bryn Forbes paved the way off the bench with five triples in the contest and showcased the red-hot shooting he brings to the table. Khris Middleton and Donte DiVincenzo chipped in three more triples each, while Brook Lopez, D.J. Augustin, and Bobby Portis each hit two of their own.

Everyone was knocking down the deep ball for the Bucks, and of course, that helped them win this one handily.