Player grades from Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 3 Win vs. Chicago Bulls

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Milwaukee Bucks: Pat Connaughton
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The Milwaukee Bucks not only lost the game in Game 2 of the opening playoff series but they also lost Bobby Portis and Khris Middleton due to injuries.

Bobby Portis was back for Game 3 and started in place of Khris Middleton, who is out indefinitely with an MCL sprain. The team knew it was all hands on deck and next man up to replace their number two scorer, and they embraced the task with a 111-81 victory on the road. Let’s take a look at how everyone involved performed in this one.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Game 3 Grades: Second Unit

Second Unit: A

Grayson Allen stepped up in a big way for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 as he started hot and didn’t let up. The Chicago Bulls’ nemesis started 3-of-3 on threes and finished 5-of-7 behind the arc and 8-of-12 overall while adding six rebounds, a steal, and a stellar block on Patrick Williams at the rim.

Grayson Allen got some other reinforcements on the second unit, followed by Pat Connaughton who added 11 points, four rebounds a block, and a steal. Connaughton is still looking to find his shooting stroke as he shot just 2-of-7 from three and 3-of-8 overall, but it was welcoming to see him provide some help off the second unit after struggling to do so in the previous two games.

The Milwaukee Bucks blew this game open early and maintained their lead throughout the game, which rewarded some of the reserves playing time. Luca Vildoza, who scored his first NBA points with a 3-pointer after signing with the Bucks late in the regular season, showed some flashes of potential with a handful of impressive passes, including this one to Thanasis Antetokounmpo that proved to be a highlight reel play: