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

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - MARCH 04 Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant
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Third takeaway from win over Memphis Grizzlies — Milwaukee Bucks battle it out down low with their opponent

The Bucks and Grizzlies are two teams that are well-equipped to put points on the board in the post, and that was on full display Thursday night.

With Milwaukee’s previously mentioned 3-point slump taking over the team in the second half, the Bucks had to look to score elsewhere. Shooting 10-of-34 from deep, they found much more success down low, managing to put up an astounding 60 points in the paint, far above their typical average of 47.5 per game.

Meanwhile, Memphis entered this game as the best post scoring team in the association, and they showcased why as they scored at will against Milwaukee. The Grizzlies managed to tack a whopping 54 points on the board courtesy of points scored down low, displaying their dominance in that area.

Of course, it did not help that they had a worse shooting night than the Bucks, managing to shoot just 8-of-34 from deep in the contest. Milwaukee’s paint defense has typically been the strongest part of their regime in the Mike Budenholzer era, but that was not the case last night.

Nevertheless, they were able to pull out the win, and the team will head into the All-Star break on a much-needed high-note. The Milwaukee Bucks will resume the second half of the season next Thursday with a rematch against the New York Knicks.

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In the meantime, you can catch Giannis Antetokounmpo in the All-Star game playing for Team LeBron this Sunday at 7:00 CST on TNT.