The Milwaukee Bucks have good depth which should allow them to play the matchup game against the Boston Celtics. Here are five lineups they should try.
The Milwaukee Bucks are going to have to find a way to get creative with their lineups in order to offset the huge rebounding edge the Boston Celtics had in Game 1. Although they don’t have the necessary personnel to completely render the Celtics’ advantage null, there are some groupings that fare better than others.
Of course, rebounding isn’t the only focus head coach Joe Prunty should focus on when creating his lineups, as there are a number of other factors as well. Scoring, defense and ball security should also top the list.
He also has to ensure his lineup has a nice balance of scoring, shooting and playmakers on the floor. He’s probably wise to ensure two of the following four players are on the floor at all times; Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Parker may seem like the odd man out of that group, but he’s the only other player on the team who can create his own shot when needed. And that’s crucial.
Outside of those four, Prunty has enough options to combine shooting, defense and length to make life miserable for Boston. The key will be finding the right lineups. Here are five he should rely on the rest of the series.