Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 121-119 win over Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 24 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 24 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Milwaukee Bucks get a big lift from Bobby Portis in win over Celtics

With sharpshooter Bryn Forbes sidelined for last night’s contest due to a toe injury, the Bucks needed an extra scoring boost off the bench.

The reserves contributed 34 points in this one, but a sizeable chunk of that final tally came from Bobby Portis, who clocked in another fantastic performance. Milwaukee’s leading scorer in the second unit stepped up without his running mate in the game by tying his season-high with 21 points. He did it very efficiently by shooting 7-of-10 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe.

Logging just 16 and a half minutes, far below his typical quota, the 26-year-old finished as Milwaukee’s second-leading scorer in the matchup. Eventually winning by just two measly points, the Bucks needed every bucket from the big man, and he repeatedly delivered. Wednesday night’s effort was just the latest stellar performance from Portis, who has been playing some of the best basketball of his career with the Bucks this season.

Although the forward has battled through inconsistencies this season, he displayed Wednesday night just how impactful he can be on a nightly basis. With a combined 39 points in his last two games, hopefully Portis can continue his recent hot-streak as these two teams square off again Friday.