Could it be that youth is being served for the Milwaukee Bucks when they play the second game on back-to-back nights?
Normally, playing two straight nights might bring about a tired, fatigued team, especially if that team has to travel. But Milwaukee actually is one of the top shooting teams in the NBA when having no time off.
HIGHEST FG% ON 0 DAYS' REST
HIGHEST 3-PT FG% ON 0 DAYS' REST
Two Bucks players in particular are helping boost Milwaukee's 3-point field-goal percentage -- at least in the first half -- while another is doing the job for overall field-goal percentage... in the second half.
HIGHEST 3-PT FG% IN FIRST HALF (min. 70 attempts)
HIGHEST FG% IN SECOND HALF (min. 250 attempts)
-- Greg Monroe has scored 20+ points in a career-high six games in a row, averaging 22.2 points in those contests. Monroe has had at least 14 points in seven consecutive games against the Trail Blazers -- his longest active scoring streak versus any opponent.
-- The Bucks have had all five starters with 10+ points 13 times this season. That is second-most in the NBA (the Pistons lead with 14) and the most for Milwaukee in a season since it had 13 in 1992-93.
-- Portland has won nine in a row at home vs. Milwaukee.
Statistics courtesy STATS Inc.