The first half would be the tale of Thon Maker and Ersan Ilyasova. The two would combine for 25 points in the opening two quarters and contributed beyond just the points. Their efforts would was part of what culminated in a 62-53 Milwaukee halftime lead.
Fueled by Donte DiVincenzo & Co. and a whole lot of threes, Milwaukee would really pull away in the final quarters. The best highlight? This DEEEEEEEP 3-pointer to end the third from our rookie:
DONTE DEEPVINCENZO!?!?!— Frank (@fmaddenNBA) October 30, 2018
Imagine a world where the Packers and Bucks both hit on their first-round pick ... in the same year. It's happening, people. https://t.co/iPV0crDzxl— JR Radcliffe (@JRRadcliffe) October 30, 2018
From there, it was easy sailing for the Bucks. This was a very fun game.
The Turkish Thunder would lead the way for Milwaukee, posting 19 points. Malcolm Brogdon and Eric Bledsoe would each get 17 points, while Donte DiVincenzo came off the bench with 12 points. Tony Snell and Thon Maker would also retrieve double-digit efforts.
For Toronto, Serge Ibaka was the lead man, scoring 30 points on the evening.
Stat that Stood Out
Through three periods, Khris Middleton had single digit points. However, for the majority of the night, Milwaukee was up double digits. Seeing players like Ersan, DiVincenzo, Thon, etc. — all step up when the big guns aren’t shining is really revealing to just how good this team is playing. Bench contribution is always key, and it was of even more importance with Giannis being out. They put on an absolutely stellar performance with seven double-digit scorers.