Milwaukee Bucks: 3 keys to victory when hosting L.A. Clippers

Dec 6, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
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Dec 6, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
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Second key to victory when hosting Clippers — Milwaukee Bucks’ offense takes flight

While the starpower of both the Bucks and Clippers headline such a fantastic matchup, the more fascinating question is which high-powered offense will propel which team to victory.

Per NBA.com/stats, the Bucks and Clippers have the second and third-best offenses in the league by offensive efficiency, with Milwaukee only trailing the Brooklyn Nets in this department. That’s where both sides have often resided for most of the 2020-21 season.

The key behind both the Bucks’ and Clippers offensive attack come from the 3-point line. In fact, L.A. has the highest 3-point percentage in the league at 42 percent while the Bucks are hitting 39.6 percent on their 3-point tries, good for fourth place.

With NBA games this season being so dependent on which team shoots the 3-ball better, the Bucks are challenged with trying to maintain their offensive proficiency while keeping the Clippers’ 3-point firepower in check. The good news is that the Bucks’ offense has rebounded as of late as they continue to be without Holiday and hitting 20 threes like they recently did in their win versus the Minnesota Timberwolves has recalibrated their sharpshooting.

The bad news is the Bucks’ susceptibilities to strong opposing 3-point performances have been a recurring theme behind their losses over the Mike Budenholzer era. With the Clippers having so many accomplished shooters and regularly deploy small ball lineups, the Bucks will be put to the test on both ends of the floor to hold their weight in an offensive battle.

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The Bucks’ high-profile clash with the Clippers will tip off at 2:30 p.m. CST Sunday afternoon and all Bucks fans can catch the action on ABC where it will be nationally televised.