3 Eyebrow-raising individual stats involving the Milwaukee Bucks after All-Star break

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No. 2 - Bobby Portis is pouring in 16.7 points per game

After being mentioned in constant trade rumblings for most of the season, many fans were surprised when Bobby Portis ultimately stuck with the Milwaukee Bucks. Yet, it seems like the decision to keep the big man in town has given him a jolt of confidence, as he's played much-improved basketball over these past 12 contests.

Portis is averaging 16.7 points after the break, the third-most on the team among players who have suited up in more than one contest. A big reason for the surge in points has been the big man's very improved stroke from long range. On 3.1 attempts per game, Portis has knocked down 43.2 percent of his shots from behind the arc, much better than his 38.5 percent success rate pre-All-Star break.

The best instance of the big man's impact in this run came in Milwaukee's recent win over Phoenix, where he poured in 31 points off of the bench. shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from distance. When he's scoring and shooting the basketball like this, his impact for this team is immeasurable, and they will need him to keep the ball rolling down the stretch.

This version of Bobby Portis can be the ultimate difference-maker for the team. Early in the season, Milwaukee's bench was struggling mightily night in and night out, but with him playing this well, that has not been the case. He can give this team a legitimate spark whenever he steps on the court and swing an entire game, as he did against the Phoenix Suns.