3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ stellar Game 3 win over Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 22 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen, Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine
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Grayson Allen finally snapped his shooting slump and had a game-changing performance during the Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 3 victory

Khris Middleton’s absence meant that the Milwaukee Bucks needed some other members of the supporting cast to step up, one of which was Grayson Allen. The guard had scored three points on a subpar 1-of-6 shooting throughout the first two contests in this series, which was unacceptable. Thankfully, despite that vibrant Chicago crowd booing him whenever he had the ball, Allen had one sensational game off the bench.

Like Portis, Allen came out firing to start as he notched nine points in the first quarter, having sunk three 3-pointers. After catching the hot hand early, Allen kept letting it fly with confidence, and the results speak for themselves as he finished with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point land. Whether he was attacking inside or letting it fly from 3-point range, Allen looked confident throughout the game, which helped propel this win. Not to mention that the two-guard had an emphatic blocked shot in this one to show that he is far more than just a shooter.

Following two brutal performances, this is exactly what the Milwaukee Bucks needed from Allen. Milwaukee’s bench production was virtually non-existent over the first two games, but it was a different story last night as Allen led the team in scoring as a member of the second unit. Allen must build off this performance moving forward. While he will not lead the team in scoring on a nightly basis, Allen is more than capable of chipping in double-digit points off the bench with an efficient slash line. It was said from the beginning that his contributions could make him a wild card in the series, and that proved true last night.

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The Bucks and Bulls will play tomorrow, and be sure to catch the action at 12:00 p.m. CST on ABC.