Bucks excelling in back-to-backs

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

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

Team FG pct.
Warriors .500
Bucks .489
Thunder .487
Spurs .487
Grizzlies .484

HIGHEST 3-PT FG% ON 0 DAYS' REST

Team 3-pt pct.
Spurs .470
Warriors .425
Thunder .408
Bucks .388
Magic .382

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)

Player Team 3-pt pct.
George Hill Pacers .473
Khris Middleton Bucks .470
Jerry Bayless Bucks .466
Kawhi Leonard Spurs .466
J.J. Redick Clippers .465

HIGHEST FG% IN SECOND HALF (min. 250 attempts)

Player Team FG Pct.
Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves .579
Andre Drummond Pistons .564
Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks .539
Stephen Curry Warriors .535
Kawhi Leonard Spurs .532

Other notes:

-- 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.



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