Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 112-111 win over Memphis Grizzlies

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Memphis Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valancunas
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Second takeaway from 112-111 win over Memphis Grizzlies — Jrue Holiday saves the day for the Milwaukee Bucks

In his third game back with the Bucks after a lengthy bout with COVID-19, point guard Jrue Holiday hit his biggest shot as a member of the franchise to date.

With Milwaukee trailing by one point in the closing seconds without a timeout, Donte DiVincenzo quickly inbounded the ball to Holiday, who took it upcourt and nailed the baseline jumper to put Milwaukee back on top. As Grizzlies’ rookie Desmond Bane missed the 3-pointer to win the game, Holiday’s clutch jumper elevated the Bucks to victory.

The team surely missed the guard during his time away from the team, and he continues to show his substantial impact on this group despite not being fully up to speed just yet.

Coming off the bench for the third consecutive game, Holiday is still shaking off the rust after his 10 game absence, and understandably so. His minutes have been tightly monitored in this stretch, and although he played just over 22-and-a-half last night, he made them all count.

The guard finished with 15 points, shooting 6-of-14 from the floor, including 1-of-3 from distance. Chipping in two rebounds, three assists, and two steals, Holiday had a solid game for the Bucks in this one, but he will only continue getting better as he gets more integrated into the lineup.

Time will tell if he can get back up to speed over the All-Star break, but there is no denying that he looked fantastic on the jumper to put the Bucks up by one late.