3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ superb Game 4 win vs. Chicago Bulls

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Jrue Holiday returned to form offensively for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 after struggling early on in the series

Throughout the first three games in this series, Jrue Holiday had his share of struggles on offense as the guard could not find a sustainable rhythm. However, he finally snapped out of his slump in the Bucks’ big win in Game 4 as he clocked in a sensational performance.

Holiday came out and immediately set the tone in this game, starting things off with a fadeaway jumper to score the first points of the afternoon. He would stay aggressive in the opening quarter by knocking down two 3-pointers to lead the Bucks with eight points. Holiday kept his foot on the gas over the final three quarters as he finished with 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting (47.6 percent) and 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from 3-point territory in what was certainly his most impressive scoring outing of the series to this point.

The most notable part of Holiday’s scoring barrage was unquestionably his production from three. After knocking down four triples in the first three games of this series combined, he came out and buried five in this game alone. Seeing his patented step-back triple fall on his first try of the game, Holiday’s confidence seemingly took off and he showed no hesitation for the rest of the afternoon. Given how strongly Holiday can also take it to the rim on any given possession, his ability to knock down his 3-pointers is also pivotal, as it takes his game to the next level.

Scoring aside, Holiday also had a strong outing as a facilitator as he handed out seven assists, tied for the team-high with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Milwaukee’s floor general delivered many pristine passes in this one to help propel the team’s big day offensively. Even better, he did it while tallying just two turnovers, both of which came in the first quarter. Turning the ball over has been an issue for Holiday in this series, so it was welcoming to see him mostly keep it on a string in this one.

All in all, with 26 points and seven assists to go with the win, Jrue Holiday had himself a fantastic outing on the offensive end in this Game 4.