The Milwaukee Bucks remain the hottest team in the NBA. After going 10-0 in February, Milwaukee started March off on the right foot by defeating the Orlando Magic 139-117 on the second night of a back-to-back. Due to the team playing the Brooklyn Nets the night before, Khris Middleton did not play. Sandro Mamukeslashvili also did not play as he was waived a few hours before the game. The Bucks were able to overcome their shorthandedness thanks in large part to Giannis Antetokounmpo and some red-hot three-point shooting.
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The Milwaukee Bucks Made a Season-High Number of Three’s
Milwaukee shot lights-out from the onset of the game. As a whole, the team went 26-56 from three (46.4%). Only Jrue Holiday (1-7 from three) and Bobby Portis (0-1) failed to shoot better than 30% from beyond the arc among players who attempted three’s (among players that played meaningful minutes). That being said, Holiday still finished the game 10-18 overall from the floor with 23 points.
Bucks Players From Three
- Pat Connaughton: 3-8
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: 3-4
- Brook Lopez: 4-5
- Grayson Allen: 4-8
- Jrue Holiday (1-7)
- Bobby Portis (0-1)
- Joe Ingles (4-7)
- Jae Crowder (2-6)
- Jevon Carter (1-1)
- AJ Green (4-7)
- Meyers Leonard: 0-1
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo: 0-1
One of the reasons why the Bucks were able to dominate for much of the game was because of the intense ball movement. Very rarely was a shot attempted without two, three, or four passes being made. Most importantly, the passes were crisp and clean, and Milwaukee committed just eight turnovers all night. The Bucks finished the night with 29 team assists on 49 made field goals.
Milwaukee Bucks Box Score
- Grayson Allen: 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: 31 points, seven rebounds rebounds, six assists, one block
- Bobby Portis: zero points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal
- Brook Lopez: 18 points, three rebounds, two assist, one steal
- Jevon Carter: nine points, six rebounds, one assist
- Jrue Holiday: 23 points, four rebounds, nine assists
- Jae Crowder: six points, four rebounds, two assists
- Joe Ingles: 16 points, two rebounds, one assist
- Meyers Leonard: zero points, one rebound
- Pat Connaughton: 10 points, six rebounds, two assists
- AJ Green: 12 points, two rebounds, one assist
- MarJon Beauchamp: zero stats recorded
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo: two points, two rebounds
Orlando Magic Box Score
- Franz Wagner: 18 points, one rebound, one assist
- Paolo Banchero: nine points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks
- Wendell Carter Jr.: 19 points, 10 rebounds, one block
- Gary Harris: three points, three rebounds, two assists
- Markelle Fultz: 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists
- Cole Anthony: 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists
- Jalen Suggs: six points five rebounds, two assists, two steals
- Moritz Wagner: two points, three rebounds, one assist
- Bol Bol: two points, four rebounds, one assist, two blocks
- Chuma Okeke: three points, one steal
- Goga Bitadze: three points, two rebounds
- Admiral Schofield: three points
- Caleb Houstan: zero points, one rebound, one assist
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When Was the Last Time Milwaukee Bucks Won a Championship?
The Milwaukee Bucks’ latest NBA Championship was captured in 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo was dubbed MVP, averaging 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game.
Who Owns the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks are owned by a group of 20 investors. Major investors include Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli. Minority owners range from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corporation.
How Many Championships Do the Milwaukee Bucks Have?
The Milwaukee Bucks have won two NBA Championships. The first came in 1971 under head coach Larry Costello. The latest came in 2021 under head coach Mike Budenholder.
Will the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA Championship in 2023?
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Who Is the Greek Freak?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Greek Freak. He was given the name based on his home country, Greece, plus his freakish size and athleticism for an NBA power forward.