3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ awful Game 6 loss to Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 13 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MAY 13 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Pat Connaughton aside, the Milwaukee Bucks’ supporting cast should be ashamed of themselves for a pitiful Game 6 showing offensively

The Milwaukee Bucks’ supporting cast has been a hot topic of discussion throughout this series for all the wrong reasons. This group around Giannis Antetokounmpo has failed to step up again and again, which unfortunately continued last night. Pat Connaughton was the lone member of the group that actually played solid basketball as he notched 14 points on 75 percent shooting, having shown some pride off the bench as he has lately. The rest cannot be said for most.

Once again, it was yet another inefficient night for Jrue Holiday as he scored a mere 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-10 from three. With Khris Middleton still stuck on the sidelines with the MCL Sprain, the Bucks needed Holiday to shoulder more responsibility offensively, and hopefully have an efficient outing, but that was a pipe dream in this pivotal closeout opportunity. Bobby Portis had himself an ugly game as well as he scored just four points on 2-of-8 shooting, having taken some outright horrendous shots that had little shot of going in.

Despite proving to be unplayable defensively in this one, Grayson Allen continued to get minutes for Mike Budenholzer, and he certainly did not make up for it with his offense. Allen was terrible on the offensive end as he scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting, having missed all four of his shots from behind the arc. Wesley Matthews shot 2-of-6 and Brook Lopez shot 3-of-6 to round out the starting five as they were both incredibly quiet all game. Perhaps the most frustrating part of the game was watching George Hill try and contribute offensively, having missed all three of his shots while he picked up five fouls on the other end.

The Milwaukee Bucks needed someone to come along for the ride with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and everyone but Connaughton failed. Given what was at stake, the players should be ashamed.