Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 105-100 win over LA Clippers

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, LA Clippers: Kawhi Leonard
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Second takeaway from win over LA Clippers — Jrue Holiday understandably struggles in his return to action

After missing the last 10 games for the Bucks due to the league’s health and safety protocols, Jrue Holiday made his long-awaited return to the court Sunday afternoon. The guard has been sidelined for the previous three weeks, and that lack of action meant the Bucks would keep him on a tight leash.

In addition to bringing him off the bench for the first time this season, Holiday was also given a tight minutes restriction. That forced him to play just under 18 total minutes in the game, and he understandably looked rusty in his return.

Holiday scored a mere two points in the contest, shooting just 1-of-5 from the floor, including 0-of-3 from 3-point range. He did make a solid impact elsewhere by chipping in three assists and playing some much-needed defense.

Although he did not play the greatest overall, the Bucks are surely glad to have their usual starting point guard back on the floor after going 5-5 without him in this recent stretch. With one of their top players back in the lineup after a lengthy bout with COVID-19, the Bucks can finally continue their search for stability.

Holiday confirmed postgame that he indeed had tested positive for COVID-19 and had symptoms but noted that he is getting back up to speed now. With two games left to go until the All-Star break, Holiday will continue to regain his footing with the team and get his production back up to par.