3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ brutal Game 7 loss to Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 15 (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen, Boston Celtics: Al Horford
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 15 (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Bucks’ offense was laughably subpar as they failed to generate anything in Game 7 against the Boston Celtics

Along with their hit-or-miss defense, the Milwaukee Bucks’ offense has been a hot talking point in this series because of how awful it has been. With Khris Middleton sidelined due to an MCL sprain, the Bucks had failed to run any legitimate offense and had seemingly just decided to wing it each and every night, which would obviously not get the job done. In Game 7, the team’s biggest game of the entire season, they once again could not muster up anything close to a working offense.

In total, the Bucks shot a vile 33-of-90 (36.7 percent) from the floor, having struggled all around. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s portion of those struggles will be dissected more closely in a moment, but the supporting cast needs to be highlighted. Jrue Holiday actually had his most efficient game of the series as he shot 9-of-21 (42.9 percent) from the floor, but it was not enough as he scored only 21 points. Grayson Allen proved to be a liability once again as he missed all six of his shots and scored only one point, which came courtesy of the free throw line.

Bobby Portis helped out to some degree as he added 10 points, but it took him nine shot attempts to get there. He looked off from the beginning, and after getting himself into foul trouble early on, he was pulled from the game, which certainly did not help his rhythm. Pat Connaughton, who had been playing some incredible basketball throughout the series to this point, was surprisingly out of character in this crucial game as he tallied two points on 1-of-6 shooting, having missed all of his five 3-point looks. George Hill did not even attempt a shot which probably helped the offense more than anything, but he still made no impact on the game whatsoever.

The one player that did see some success on the offensive end was Brook Lopez, who had his best game of the series with 15 points on 50 percent shooting. The Bucks finally looked to get Lopez in on the action offensively after everyone had clamored for it throughout the series, but it was too late in the end. Aside from Lopez, it was ugly in this one, and the Milwaukee Bucks will have to live with that moving forward. The loss of Khris Middleton was an absolute killer in this series as the Bucks could not function without him offensively.