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Mike Budenholzer likes the ‘punch’ Malcolm Brogdon brings off the Bucks’ bench


For now, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer will continue to bring combo guard Malcolm Brogdon off the bench.

Budenholzer says he likes the “punch” Brogdon is providing coming off the bench.

Brogdon is averaging 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in four playoff games. He’s shooting 50.0 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and providing a nice boost for the Bucks on both ends of the floor.

The Bucks lost Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday in double overtime. Brogdon finished with 20 points in 36 minutes on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor. Milwaukee lost by six points. It was only the second loss for the Bucks in the playoffs.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the Bucks respond in Game 4 on Tuesday. Milwaukee lost two games in a row just once during the regular season. This is a team which doesn’t make the same mistake twice. You can expect superstar swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo to have a big game after scoring just 12 points in Game 3. George Hill, Brogdon, Ersan Ilyasova and Pat Connaughton always bring energy off the bench for the Bucks, who will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series by winning Game 4 up in Toronto.