3 players of interest in Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Game 2

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 17 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Chicago Bulls: Derrick Jones Jr.
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Jrue Holiday will be a player of interest as the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Chicago Bulls in Game 2

As previously mentioned, Jrue Holiday played stellar on the defensive end in Game 1 as he helped limit DeMar DeRozan’s scoring contributions. However, his effort on the offensive side of the ball was on the opposite end of the spectrum as the guard scored just 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting while also notching four turnovers. The Bucks will need more offensively from their starting point guard in this second meeting with the Bulls.

Holiday’s struggles offensively in Game 1 stemmed from his inability to hit his jumpers with some level of consistency. He was just 3-of-12, including 1-of-4 from behind the arc, on his jump shots in the opening matchup, which plagued his overall production offensively. Holiday can certainly hit these shots, they just were not falling at all in Game 1. As a facilitator, Holiday must also take care of the basketball better, as several of his turnovers were outright head-scratching.

Like Middleton, Holiday should look to come out aggressive from the opening tip in tonight’s game in an attempt to get him going straight away. If he can get a few shots to drop, especially from the outside, it would help him establish some momentum on the offensive end, which would help the Milwaukee Bucks as they aim to go up 2-0 in this best-of-seven series.

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Be sure to catch the action when these two teams hit the floor at 8:30 p.m. CST on TNT tonight.