Jabari Parker played his first game of the season right around the time both Brogdon and Delly were hurt. Coming back from his second torn ACL, Parker is getting into a groove with the postseason approaching.
In February and March, Parker averaged 11.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 22.1 minutes and making 35.1 percent of his 3-point attempts. But since the calendar flipped to April, Parker’s production has increased greatly.
In the last five games, beginning April 1 at Denver, Parker is averaging 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists and making 45.5 percent of his 3 attempts. He’s also averaging 33.5 minutes per game, having eclipsed 30+ minutes in four of the five contests, with the exception being Monday’s 16-point win over Orlando when he played 28 1/2 minutes.
— We noted Middleton’s increased production since March above. Milwaukee averaged 104.9 points before March and 112.0 since. The 7.1-point increase is the third-highest in the NBA over that span, behind Miami (+8.6) and Wednesday’s opponent, Philadelphia (+7.8).
— The Bucks are 13-4 against the 76ers since the 2013-14 season, their best winning percentage against any team over that span. Milwaukee is 6-2 at Philadelphia in that time period, tied for the best road record vs. an Eastern Conference team (also: Brooklyn).
— Bledsoe is +2.8 in plus-minus per game with the Bucks, the highest of any Milwaukee player this season.
Statistics courtesy STATS and basketball-reference