Bench comes up big for Bucks in first home win

Bill Michaels
October 28, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Pat Connaughton against the Cleveland Cavaliers

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After a tough loss to the Miami Heat in their home opener, the Milwaukee Bucks bounced back against the Cleveland Cavaliers to get their first home win of the 2019-20 season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo struggled in the first half against the Cavs but finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

The real story of the game was the contributions that the Bucks got from their bench.  Pat Connaughton finished with 17 points in 21 minutes.  He was on fire in the 2nd quarter, scoring 14 points in an 8 minute stretch. George Hill also came up big in the second half.  Hill finished with 19 points and shot 7-10 from the field against his former team.

As a team, the Bucks finished the game with 17 three-pointers, shooting 44% from beyond the arc.

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The Bucks now head to Boston for a two-game road trip.  They'll face Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.  Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.