Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 102-96 loss to the New York Knicks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 27 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora, New York Knicks: Nerlens Noel
Mar 27, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Jordan Nwora has hopefully earned himself an opportunity for the Milwaukee Bucks

Another Milwaukee rookie that had not been seeing any relevant minutes lately was Jordan Nwora, who also broke that spell last night.

Making the first start of his career, Nwora took advantage of the opportunity as he pieced together his best NBA performance yet in his 36 minutes. The forward was lighting up the scoreboard all night by tallying a career-high 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc. Furthermore, he notched the very first double-double of his young career as he also hauled in 10 rebounds.

Although he could not help the Bucks seal the victory, the 22-year-old impressed in his first real minutes in quite some time. This performance should have certainly caught the eye of coach Budenholzer, and hopefully the rookie can start seeing more consistent playing time rather than just mop-up duty.

Nwora’s sharpshooting was a significant reason why the Bucks selected him 45th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft, and he could unquestionably provide a spark off the bench for them nightly if he can build off this performance. Milwaukee’s bench has been inconsistent this season at producing offense, and inserting a player with Nwora’s scoring capabilities could be the missing piece they are searching for.