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Rapid Recap: Bucks 105, Clippers 100

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Milwaukee catches the W in Holiday’s return

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Los Angeles Clippers v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

In a Sunday matinee at Fiserv Forum, the Bucks would eek out a massive 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA.com Box Score

The story for the first half for Milwaukee would be sharp and crisp ball movement. It frequently resulted in open looks for Milwaukee, and they’d convert in 46.5% of all first half shots. That’d be strong enough for the home team to carry a 53-48 advantage after two quarters of play.

The momentum that the Bucks had throughout the majority of the game fully came to a halt throughout the third. The crisp ball movement that helped them carve a lead in the first half dwindled to a halt and Los Angeles took command of things moving into the fourth, holding an 81-77 advantage.

This one would go right down to the wire. A pair of Giannis Antetokounmpo free throws would provide Milwaukee a 101-100 advantage. He’d then cram an absolute menacing dunk to put Milwaukee up 103-100 with 10.3 seconds remaining. Kawhi Leonard would be able to connect on a 3-pointer from deep to tie it, which led to Khris Middleton icing it on the other end. Milwaukee would escape with a 105-100 victory.

Stat That Stood Out

I’m going to go with Giannis’ passing for this one. He’d wrap up his afternoon with five assists, and a majority of them looked quite nice. His court vision in this one was the best in a while that I can remember. Wherever he was at on the floor, he was able to pinpoint and deliver the ball to the best option. It was really quite the sight to see.


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