When the Milwaukee Bucks acquired J.J. Redick at last February's trade deadline, they thought they were getting a sharpshooting third guard that they could pair with either Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings as they made their push for the playoffs. Redick did help the Bucks, scoring 12 points a game after the All-Star break, but since the playoffs have started, he's been non-existent.
Through two games, Redick is averaging four points, and Tuesday night he scored two points on one shot attempt in just eight minutes of action. After the game, Bucks head coach Jim Boylan admitted his team needed to do a better job getting him involved.
"We're trying to get him open, get him free. Get him in a rhythm," Boylan said. "We've got to find a way to get him scoring for us."
While the Bucks' back court seemed to do just fine without big production from Redick in Game 1, his absence was sorely missed in Game 2 as Ellis and Jennings combined for just 15 points on 5-for-22 shooting. The good news for the Bucks is they return to the Bradley Center for Game 3, where Redick shot much better than he did on the road over the last two months of the season.
Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on TNT.
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