Rookie John Henson was the Bucks' best player on Sunday, scoring a game-high 19 points to inspire Milwaukee's comeback from an early 20-point deficit and further boosting his impressive numbers this month. Not bad for a guy who was barely playing two weeks ago, eh?
Sunday's matinee win over the Raptors unfortunately went untelevised locally in Milwaukee, but the good news is that you can still catch up on all of John Henson's contributions right here. Thanks to the intrepid DowntoBuck Youtube channel, you can enjoy each of Henson's eight field goals, three free throws and two blocks above.
With Milwaukee's starters falling behind early by an ugly 32-12 margin, Henson, Mike Dunleavy and Beno Udrih helped inspire a rather brisk second quarter comeback that had Milwaukee all the way back to within two at the break, and he was similarly big in keeping the Bucks close early in the fourth quarter. It was more of what we've come to expect from Henson, who time and again rolled to the hoop at just the right time and finished all eight of his field goals with his trusty left hand, and all inside five feet. I still don't know how a right-handed guy becomes completely dependent on his left hand, but whatever works, man.
For the month Henson is now averaging an impressive 11.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 1.3 bpg in just 21 minutes per game while shooting 56% from the field. Something tells me this kid is going to be all right.