Bucks bounce back securing a win against the Wizards. pic.twitter.com/NI9JpKOiKX
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 6, 2023
After Blowing a 18 point lead on Saturday night in the second half against Philadelphia 76ers they needed a Bounce back win Tonight against the Washington Wizards. This game was in a 2nd half of a Back to Back in Washington DC. Bucks started out with a 5 point lead after the end of 1st quarter (33-28) led by Giannis Antetokounmpo 9 points, 3 assists and 1 Rebound. 2 of those assists were on Joe Ingles 3″s and Brook Lopez had 2 consecutive blocks on one defensive possession. The second Quarter it was the Jevon Carter show He had 14 points on 4 made 3 point shots which helped the Bucks take a 59-48 lead into halftime break.
In the 3rd quarter The offensive stars were Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez. They combined to score 19 of the 24 points scored in the 3rd quarter. Bobby Portis scored the other 5 points to lead by 3 (83-80) heading to the 4th quarter.
Giannis was on sort of Triple Double watch with 17 points, 6 Rebounds, and 6 assists . Grayson Allen was very quiet for the 1st 3 quarters then exploded for the 2nd consecutive game with a double digit scoring quarter in the 4th.
He scored 11 points on 3-3 from 3 point range including a clutch 3 to put the Bucks up 111-106 with a 1:24 remaining.It looked like Giannis was going to be one rebound shy of a Triple Double dribbling the ball to run out the clock but he intentionally shot the ball off the bottom of the net and Grabbed a rebound to secure his 4th Triple Double of the season. 23 Points, 10 Rebounds, and 13 assists. It’s probably the most ethical way to get a triple Double but Jokic has been getting them all year so I’m cool with him stat padding for once.
Other Stats to help with the Bounce back win:
Bucks Shot 22-49 from 3 point range which is about 45% compared to (Washington ) 8-31 from 3 equals to 26%.
Free throws comparison was 22-12 attempts favoring Milwaukee Bucks were 17-22 at the Free throw line. Washington was 11-12. Giannis was 11-15 at the line Himself tying the whole Wizards team in Free Throws made in game.
Joe Ingles and Jevon Carter combined for 34 points off the Bench with 10 made 3″s. Carter with a new season High 6 made 3″s, Jevon Carter has been a huge boost to the Bucks off the Bench the whole year on both ends of the court. Joe Ingles has also been a great addition to the Bucks this season and now is fully recovered from ACL Surgery last year by playing in both ends of a back to back 2 times this week.
Jevon Carter 6 3″s made season high
Things to clean up before Playoffs:
Need to crash the Defensive Glass better Washington Wizards Out Rebounded Bucks on the Offensive Glass 20-8 and all together 56-46 In the game.
Limit the Turnovers a lot better. Tonight was another game Bucks had double digit Turnovers 12 total to Washington only 9.
Khris Middleton being In the starting lineup by Hopefully before the end of regular Season. Khris Middleton has been coming off the Bench every game since returning from injury but hasn’t been able to play in back to backs because of Knee Injury management. By playoffs if Bucks want to return to the Finals they need Khris Middleton to be in the starting lineup and producing like his normal self.
Feb 26, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;
Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) goes to the basket Phoenix Suns forward Josh Okogie (2) in the second half at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
What is Giannis total For Triple Doubles in his Career?
He has 33 Career Triple Doubles now according to statmuse.com. https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/how-many-triple-doubles-does-giannis-have-in-his-career
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