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Bucks back to slow-starting ways

Connecting on just 3 of 14 3-point attempts, the Milwaukee Bucks have returned to their annoying habit of starting out slowly, and they trail the Phoenix Suns, 34-30, after a quarter.

The Suns have five players with at least five points, led by Trevor Ariza’s eight points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 13 points.

Playing the fifth game of a six-game homestand, the Bucks faced first-half deficits in the first three games before leading from start to finish in Wednesday’s 143-100 victory over Portland.

Just for history’s sake, note the Bucks and Suns came into the league together as expansion teams in 1968. The Bucks early success as a franchise came after beating the Suns in a coin flip in spring of 1969, winning the right to draft Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor.

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