Takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ bounce back win over New York Knicks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 28 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 28 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Jrue Holiday bounced back in a big way for the Milwaukee Bucks as they took down the New York Knicks

Jrue Holiday did not have a good game when the Bucks squared off against the Cavaliers this past Wednesday. The guard scored a mere four points on 2-of-9 shooting, including 0-of-2 from three, as he never managed to find a sustainable groove offensively. Though he did notch seven assists, it was just a bad overall outing for Milwaukee’s All-Star hopeful. Coming off that performance, the Bucks desperately needed Holiday to get back into a rhythm against the Knicks, which he did.

While he could not buy a bucket against Cleveland, Holiday lit it up against New York by scoring an impressive 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 4-of-9 from three. Holiday’s four 3-pointers tied a season-high as he started off scorching hot from long range. Whether he was attacking the basket or shooting from distance, Holiday’s aggressiveness offensively was on full display during the entirety of this matchup, and he even added a few highlight plays to the reel.

In addition to his scoring, the floor general’s passing was on point as he dished out 10 assists to just two turnovers, sharing the basketball with his teammates. Holiday added five rebounds and two steals to the team’s total to help secure the huge home victory. To cement his bounce-back performance, the guard was an eye-catching +18 on the night as he certainly made the most of all 34-and-a-half minutes he was on the floor.

This performance marked Holiday’s sixth double-double of the 2021-22 season, and the Bucks are now 4-2 in those games. Hopefully this performance can help the guard find a groove in the coming weeks as the champs look to close out the All-Star break strong.