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Bucks’ Brook Lopez blocks 6 shots in first 5 minutes vs. Jazz

Brook Lopez, Bucks

Brook Lopez has been an integral part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ success this season, and his defense is one of the main reasons why.

Lopez, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft, has been known mostly for his offensive skills. But against the Utah Jazz, the 10-year veteran proved that he’s more than just shooting the ball. He actually blocked six shots in five minutes.

Brook Lopez signed a one-year deal with the Bucks last summer after failing to get an extension from the Los Angeles Lakers. It proved to be a great move for Lopez, as he is now with a team that currently leads the Eastern Conference and the NBA.

Entering Saturday’s showdown with the Jazz, Lopez is putting up 12.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. He is also shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from deep and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line.

It is clear that despite spending a decade in the league, Lopez still has a lot left in his tank. But at this stage in his career, it is also evident that he can no longer be the best player. He has fully accepted that, knowing that he has a perfect opportunity to win a championship with the Bucks, who is currently led by All-Star forward and league MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Things are looking good for Lopez.