3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ exciting win against the Chicago Bulls

Mar 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine
Mar 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

After a slow start, Jrue Holiday flipped the switch and took full control for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch

Jrue Holiday has been playing some phenomenal basketball following the All-Star break, and he continued last night with another show-stopping performance. Things were tough to start as the guard could not find any semblance of a groove offensively throughout the first three quarters, as he had tallied a mere 10 points heading to the fourth. The Bucks would need more from him in the final 12 minutes if they were to pull out this victory, and Holiday delivered.

Holiday was masterful over the final period by scoring an astounding 16 points to help propel the Bucks’ big fourth quarter. Whether it was from behind the arc, in the mid-range, or right at the rim, the guard was attacking all throughout the quarter, and the Bucks let him go to work. This big run by Holiday included a notable stretch where he scored six consecutive points, hitting a pull-up jumper, a layup, and then a tough turnaround jumper. Even without his scoring, the guard made a sizeable impact with his defense and facilitating.

Poetically, Holiday knocked hit two free throws in the closing seconds that proved to be daggers, cementing Milwaukee’s massive comeback victory. Just like he was against the Heat – where the veteran had another big fourth quarter and buried the game-winning shot – Holiday was nothing short of amazing down the stretch to help the Bucks emerge victorious.

In total, Holiday finished with 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 3-of-6 from long-range, eight rebounds, five assists, and a blocked shot in nearly 38 minutes. That goes without bringing up the top-tier defense he was tasked with playing against Chicago’s top players. It was another all-around great game by Holiday, particularly late as he took over in the final 12 minutes.