Bucks 77, D-League Select 68: The Harris-Henson Show Provides An Encore

We're taking nominations for Tobias Harris' nickname. Tobes? BMO? T-Funk?

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Another day, another double-double for Tobias Harris. And another solid effort from rookie John Henson too.

With Larry Sanders and Doron Lamb getting the night off, the Bucks leaned more than usual on the two stars of Tuesday night's loss to the Wizards, and the Harris/Henson tandem didn't disappoint in leading the Bucks to a fairly comfortable 77-68 win over the so-called D-League Select team in Vegas.

After attempting precisely zero three pointers at UNC last year, Henson started the game ambitiously with a pick-and-pop triple, helping the Bucks to a 28-17 lead after one period and they never felt too threatened thereafter. Henson once again flashed his smooth lefty hook a couple times, splashed another long two and added a tough turnaround from the right block on his way to 15 points on 6/13 shooting, eight boards and a more Henson-like four blocks. I'm not sure Henson will ever be more than a complementary option on the offensive end, but given those low standards it's hard not to feel pretty good about what we've seen so far. While he's hucked up his share of dubious Summer League jumpers, Henson has generally looked good. Patient, fairly smooth down low and some good touch to boot. We'll take it.

As for Harris (21 points, 9/16 fg, 12 rebounds, 3 ast, 7 to), he continues to give Vegas defenders fits with his in-between touch, while also proving difficult to contain in transition. On the downside, we're not seeing much in terms of floor spacing (0/2 threes) and he coughed it up a whopping seven times, failing to recognize perimeter help on a few occasions, leading to easy buckets the other way. Needless to say he's still learning some key aspects of the small forward position, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that he just knows how to play.

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