Milwaukee Bucks getting offensive in February

The Milwaukee Bucks have been an offensive force over their last few games.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been a bit on a scoring roll lately.

After going through a stretch in mid-to-late January when the Bucks had trouble reaching 100 points, the team has topped the century mark in five of the last six games, averaging 112.3 points over that span.

Yes, that was helped in part by a 137-point explosion in Phoenix, but the Bucks also had 114 or more points in three of the games.

Thus far in February, Milwaukee is fourth in the NBA in offensive rating (points per 100 possessions) at, ironically, 112.3. The top three teams are Cleveland (121.2), Golden State (117.7) and Washington (112.6).

What might be surprising is who is leading the way, as veterans Jason Terry and Greg Monroe head the list for individual offensive ratings in February.

Player Off Rtg
Jason Terry 155
Greg Monroe 130
Giannis Antetokounmpo 117
John Henson 112
Malcolm Brogdon 112
Jabari Parker 111
Tony Snell 110
Michael Beasley 108
Khris Middleton 103
Mirza Teletovic 102
Matthew Dellavedova 99
Thon Maker 99
Rashad Vaughn 60

By the way, Brooklyn, Milwaukee’s opponent Wednesday, is last in the NBA with a 96.7 offensive rating in February.

At this point it would seem wise to also mention that the Bucks have beaten the Nets seven straight times, easily the longest active winning streak for Milwaukee (next best: 3 vs. Chicago and Phoenix).

Other notes:

— Brooklyn is first in the NBA in bench points, with an average of 44.3 per game. Milwaukee is third, at 38.7.

— Greg Monroe has 12 double-doubles off the bench. Only Memphis Zach Randolph (14) has more for a non-starter.

Statistics courtesy STATS and basketball-reference.com