3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ dominant win over the Detroit Pistons

Apr 8, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Detroit Pistons: Saddiq Bey
Apr 8, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Propelled by a dominant effort in the second half, Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a show for the Milwaukee Bucks

At the end of the first half, Giannis Antetokounmpo had tallied just six points on 1-of-5 field goal shooting. Almost all of his production came from the free throw line as he knocked down four of his five attempts to simply see the ball go through the net. It appeared like Antetokounmpo was trending toward an overall tough night, but he put that notion to rest with a fantastic second half for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Starting the second half rejuvenated, the Greek Freak scored 24 points over the final two quarters while shooting an efficient 8-of-11 from the field. He threw down an array of highlight-reel dunks in this one that drew plenty of reactions from the Detroit crowd. In addition to an efficient showing from the field, Antetokounmpo looked stellar at the stripe as he shot 7-of-8 in the second half last night. Given his dominance in the second half, it is no surprise that he was a team-high +13 in this timeframe.

In total, Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points on 56.3 percent shooting while also notching an impressive line of 13 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals in 27-and-a-half minutes of action. He was also 11-of-13 from the charity stripe, having made sure to capitalize on his looks when given the opportunity. With the playoffs on the horizon, it was welcoming to see the Greek Freak turn up the intensity after a tough first half.

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Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will play their final regular season game of the year as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers this Sunday. Be sure to catch the action at 2:30 p.m. CST on Bally Sports Wisconsin.