3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ disgraceful loss to the Brooklyn Nets

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 26 (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – FEBRUARY 26 (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Bobby Portis served as the lone bright spot for the Milwaukee Bucks as he had a career night

This game would have been far uglier for the Bucks had it not been for Bobby Portis. With others struggling, the big man stepped up by scoring a team-high 30 points on a very efficient 11-of-18 (61.1 percent) shooting from the floor while also pulling down 12 rebounds. It was certainly Portis’ best game of an incredible season thus far, mainly due to his electric 3-point shooting.

Portis was letting it fly from distance with confidence all night long, and it worked well as he shot an impressive 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from three. Hitting a new career-high eight triples in a game, Portis caught fire and helped shrink Milwaukee’s deficit on several occasions, serving as one of the team’s only consistent lifelines offensively. Although the Fiserv Forum crowd was cheering him on following every single make, there was not too much to celebrate as the Bucks could not seal the deal in the end.

In a game where the Bucks looked disinterested and devoid of any motivation, Portis served as the outlier with his strong performance. His shooting, scoring, rebounding, and even defensive effort all stood out throughout the night above all else, which helped the Bucks make this game more competitive than it looked like it might be in the second half. While he did miss two of his free throw attempts, Portis made up for it elsewhere.

This loss undoubtedly stings right now, especially given how tight the Eastern Conference is in the standings right now. This will set the Bucks back a few steps, and they will have a chance to make up some ground as they take on the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night.

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