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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis
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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Game 3 Grades: Starters

Jrue Holiday: A

Jrue Holiday has put up almost identical stat lines in all three games so far, putting up 15 points, six assists and six rebounds in each of the first two games. In Game 3 he scored 16 points, on very efficient 7-of-14 shooting, and added six rebounds and six assists again. Holiday also cut his turnovers down to just two.

Jrue Holiday showed off defensively why he was selected to First Team All-NBA Defense after last season as well. In this game, Holiday played fantastic defense on his way to finishing with the second-highest +/- on the team at +27 and was a major factor in limiting Demar DeRozan’s output on the offensive end.

Wesley Matthews: B

Wesley Matthews wasn’t quite as effective offensively as he was in Games 1 and 2 but still was helpful to the cause in Game 3. Matthews scored just three points on three shot attempts, but his contributions lay elsewhere in the box score.

Wesley Matthews grabbed three rebounds, two of which were offensive, contributing to the Bucks’ 11 second-chance points. As always, Wesley Matthews played his signature brand of tough on-ball defense, making life harder for whoever he was guarding, especially DeRozan.

Giannis Antetokounmpo: A

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just 18 points in this contest, however, when you consider the fact that the Milwaukee Bucks spent just about the entire game winning by double digits and that Giannis played just 29 minutes his stats seem a little more impressive.

In 29 minutes Giannis finished just three rebounds and an assist shy of a triple-double, he did have four turnovers but some of those were the results of some questionable offensive foul calls. Giannis also made his impact felt on the defensive end, roaming around the paint and perimeter when needed on his way to a game-high +/- at +36.

Bobby Portis: A

Bobby Portis, AKA Bobby Goggles, stepped into the starting lineup with Khris Middleton out. A savvy move by head coach Mike Budenholzer knowing the Bulls struggle defending the paint to add another big man to the starting lineup and Bobby did not disappoint, he scored early and often, eight points in the first quarter.

Bobby finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds on 7-14 shooting and 4-8 behind the 3-point line. Bobby finished this game with the Bucks’ third-highest +/- at +20.

Brook Lopez: B

Brook Lopez was relatively quiet in Game 3 after having two great games in games one and two. He contributed nine points, two rebounds, and two blocks, one a timely block off the backboard to deny Zach LaVine.

A quiet night isn’t a bad thing on a night where the Milwaukee Bucks controlled the game basically from the tip off, perhaps playing just 25 minutes will allow his body to recover and be ready to play with intensity on Sunday for Game 4.