Maybe it’s the system and not the players.
OK, just kidding. But how about that first quarter by the Milwaukee Bucks without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Tony Snell, not to mention Malcolm Brogdon, Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol and Donte DiVincenzo?
Sterling Brown made 4 of 4 3-pointers and the Bucks made 10 of 18, taking a 43-26 lead over the Atlanta Hawks after one. Brown leads all scorers with 14 points.
Brook Lopez, the only regular starter playing today, is 2 for 3 on threes, and Bonzie Colson, D.J. Wilson, George Hill and Pat Connaughton also have made triples. The Bucks led by as many as 23 on two different occasions.
John Collins leads the Hawks with seven points.