3 keys for the Milwaukee Bucks to take 3-1 lead over Chicago Bulls

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Chicago Bulls: DeMar DeRozan
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Will we see the Jrue Holiday takeover game for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4?

This isn’t so much a key as it is something to look for since they’ve won two games without Jrue Holiday needing to take over offensively and have a 25-plus point game, but it sure would be nice to get that game today!

Holiday was much, much better in Game 3 after two disappointing games to begin the series.

He finished with 16 points on 53.8 percent true shooting, six rebounds, six assists, and two stocks. Oh, and after turning it over 10 times in the opening two games of the series, Holiday had only two turnovers as the Bucks as a whole only had nine.

The one downside is that Holiday shot 1-of-5 from 3 and is now shooting 4-of-14 for the series through three games.

Before coming to Milwaukee, Holiday was a 35.4 percent 3-point shooter on 3.7 attempts in his career. Something clicked since then, whether it be open looks, more confidence, or what have you, and he’s shot 40 percent in his 126 regular-season games with the Bucks on nearly five attempts per game.

However, Holiday is only shooting 30.1 percent in the playoffs with the Bucks and it’s simply puzzling as to why. Part of it is because he expends so much energy on defense, but the drop-off is staggering.

Whatever the case may be, Holiday is due for at least one big scoring performance in this series and the Bucks could sure use it in Game 4!