3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ nail-biting win over Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 07 (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Milwaukee Bucks’ Big 3 put up some incredible numbers in this one, having propelled the team to a victory

Like their center duo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Big 3 ranks among the best units in the entire league, as evidenced by last night’s game. The trio combined for 80 points, 27 rebounds, 22 assists, seven steals, and three blocked shots in the victory, with each member holding their end of the bargain.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists while tallying two steals and a blocked shot. The Greek Freak was everywhere last night, constantly attacking at will offensively while staying on his toes defensively. Though he did tally four turnovers in this one, the good certainly outweighed the bad for Antetokounmpo as he continues to make a case to win his third MVP award.

Jrue Holiday tied Antetokounmpo for the team lead with 29 points, having simply taken this game over on the offensive end. The guard was an incredibly efficient 10-of-19 from the floor, including 4-of-9 from deep, with a good chunk of his production coming late in the game. Holiday scored an eye-catching nine points in the fourth quarter, having shot an efficient 4-of-6 from the floor and a solid 1-of-2 from behind the arc. Not to mention that the veteran also had two assists and a pair of steals in the final period to help the Bucks stage a late comeback.

Lastly, Khris Middleton had himself a quality game by scoring 22 points on 50 percent shooting, which included 37.5 percent from deep. The forward has been enduring a shooting slump lately, but seeing him come out and have a productive scoring night against the Celtics was refreshing. Along with his scoring, Middleton added nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals, and a block to cap off his fantastic all-around night.

Games like this showcase just how special the Milwaukee Bucks’ Big 3 truly is, given what they can do on both sides of the basketball.

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The Milwaukee Bucks will be back in action tonight as they take on the Detroit Pistons. Be sure to catch the action at 6:00 p.m. CST on Bally Sports Wisconsin or NBA TV.