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

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No. 3 - Damian Lillard is shooting 40.6 percent from deep

One of the biggest reasons Damian Lillard struggled to get into a groove for the Milwaukee Bucks prior to the All-Star break was his poor perimeter shooting. One of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen, the guard was knocking down 34.1 percent on 8.5 attempts per game. Yet, he's been in a much better rhythm following the time off.

In 12 games following the break, Lillard is shooting 40.6 percent on 8.8 3-point attempts per contest. That's a significant hike compared to his pre-break shooting numbers, and it has opened up so much for the Bucks on offense. Lillard has particularly found success on passes from starting backcourt mate Malik Beasley, shooting an impressive 10-of-11 (90.9 percent) from deep off passes from him.

This type of sweet shooting could be an X-factor for the Bucks down the stretch and in the playoffs. When opposing defenses lock in on Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lillard will get his open looks from the perimeter, and if he can cash them with this much consistency, it will may this Milwaukee offense as lethal as it has ever been.

All three of these individual stats are interesting in their own right and could be crucial to the team's overall success for the remainder of 2023-24.

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