After the Bucks’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Bucks assistant coach Charles Lee discussed putting an extra emphasis on limiting his opponent’s 3-point drive.
“We take off our helmets every night, no matter who is playing. It’s about us and our habits and just trying to build really good competitive habits,” said Lee. “And I think, for the most part throughout the game, we limit them to 28 3s, which has a bit of an emphasis on, well, not a little bit, it’s an emphasis for us on how we reduce numbers. 3 of the team. -pointers and force them to shoot 2s thrilling. So I thought from that angle, really good.”
This revision of the Milwaukee philosophy is a significant change from the Bucks philosophy since Budenholzer was hired. Over the past four seasons, the Bucks have finished last of the three-pointers designed to allow. Instead, the Bucks were content to lock the score in paint. That philosophy became its ugly head when the Celtics hit 22 3-pointers in the 7th Half to knock out the Bucks. Clearly, the Milwaukee coaching staff got the message.