Bucks Buzz Vol. 30: Parker Pulverizes Detroit
There were multiple reasons for me to be giddy at Marquette game. For one, Golden Eagles were winning, and the other was Jabari Parker and your Milwaukee Bucks were dominating Detroit Pistons. I couldn’t wait to watch the highlights from this game, and see what I missed from this one. What I saw was a really good team making a mini-statement that they can blowout teams on the road as well at home.
Player of the Game (Bucks): Jabari Parker – He continues to have a great December. Parker drops 31 points, nine boards and seven assists. He went 13-18 from the field with three of his misses coming on 3-point shots. Parker was that damn good on Wednesday night. He carried the team early and never looked back. It’s why people are saying Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t the only All-Star.
(Not) Player of the Game (Bucks): No one – Bucks played really well in this game. Every player who wasn’t a garbage time sub had a positive plus-minus. It’s hard to say a player performed poorly if that’s the case.
Player of the Game (Pistons): Tobias Harris – He loves playing against his old team. Harris went off for 23 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for Detroit. He had a productive day from the field. Harris did get dunked on as well, but we’ll forget about that for his sake.
Positive: Bucks handled fourth quarter – We’ve talked about the issues in the fourth countless times. Milwaukee had 15 point lead going into the final quarter of this game. All Bucks did was push out the lead even further and ended up winning by 26 points. This is the second time on the road in the past 15 days where Milwaukee has done that. Good to see.
Keep an eye on: Since there’s no negativity here, Greg Monroe played 27 minutes last night and John Henson only had 19 as a starter. That’s quite a difference from the past few weeks. Let’s see if that becomes a shift in philosophy for Jason Kidd. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it continue.
Next up: Bucks stay on the road to face Minnesota Timberwolves. Wolves were supposed to be like Bucks instead they’ve been a massive disappointment to everyone in the league. Milwaukee has won four straight over Minnesota.