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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Finds stroke despite loss

Matthews ended with 12 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), one block and two steals in 29 minutes during Monday's 116-108 loss to the Celtics. Matthews hit double-digit scoring for just the second time across nine playoff contests. However, the veteran is connecting on 44.1 percent of his triples in 3.8 attempts per game over that span. Matching Grayson Allen in terms of role, Matthews will look to carry his momentum into Game 5 on Wednesday.
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Bucks vs. Celtics: Wesley Matthews shuts down Jayson Tatum to help Milwaukee take pivotal Game 3 from Boston

MILWAUKEE -- As the referees made their way to the monitor to review the final play of regulation, a replay popped up on the big screen inside of Fiserv Forum which showed Al Horford's fingertips were still in contact with the ball when the red light came on. The raucous crowd erupted, and the celebration was on before crew chief Zach Zarba could officially declare the Milwaukee Bucks had won Game 3 of their second-round series with the Boston Celtics, 103-101.
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The Milwaukee Bucks need more from Wesley Matthews and Brook Lopez

Following two hard-fought matchups, the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics are tied up 1-1 in the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. While the Bucks got the split they needed on the road, there were still some noticeable concerns on display during these two contests. Among them have been the hit-or-miss contributions from the Bucks’ supporting cast, with Wesley Matthews and Brook Lopez serving as two big examples. These two have somewhat struggled on both sides of the basketball over these first two contests, and they must step up with the series now shifting to Fiserv Forum for the next pair of games.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Four steals in win

Matthews had eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), one rebound, four assists and four steals in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 116-100 win over the Bulls. After combining for just four steals over 11 games prior, Matthews was a pick-pocketing fiend Wednesday. Coupled with knocking down multiple threes in four games this series against Chicago, Matthews is doing his part in filling the void of Khris Middleton (knee). Matthews three-point prowess will remain on display until Middleton returns.
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Jrue Holiday and Wesley Matthews are the Milwaukee Bucks’ X-factors

After two turbulent games, the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are tied 1-1 in this best of seven first round series. As if dropping Wednesday’s Game 2 at Fiserv Forum was not bad enough in itself, more adversity is knocking on the door for the Bucks. Khris Middleton is set to miss significant time after he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in that Game 2 defeat, which is a devastating blow for the Bucks in these playoffs. Obviously, losing Middleton will be brutal, but the defending NBA champions must embrace a next-man-up mentality. While players like Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton will be forced to step up, two players not named Giannis Antetokounmpo that could dictate just how this series plays out are Jrue Holiday and Wesley Matthews.
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Wesley Matthews will be an X-factor in Milwaukee Bucks’ first round series

The Milwaukee Bucks are officially set to begin their title defense this coming Sunday when they host a familiar foe in the Chicago Bulls. While every player that hits the floor for the defending champions will be important in this series, one that could be a massive difference-maker is Wesley Matthews. Having been inserted into the starting five recently, all signs point to Matthews remaining the starting two-guard for the Bucks’ first round series, which makes sense, as he could be an X-factor against this Chicago Bulls team.
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The pros and cons of the Milwaukee Bucks starting Wesley Matthews

In consecutive prime-time matchups this week, the Milwaukee Bucks made a lineup change that saw Wesley Matthews placed in the starting five. The decision sent Grayson Allen to the bench as the Bucks opted to switch things up, and the change ultimately worked as they managed to notch two victories against the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. Given the success Milwaukee had with this lineup change, perhaps coach Mike Budenholzer will decide to keep it that way moving forward to finish the regular season and into the postseason. Let us look at the pros and cons of a permanent lineup change for the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Returns to starting lineup

Matthews will start Sunday's game against the Mavericks. Even with the Bucks shorthanded, Matthews operated off the bench during Friday's loss to the Clippers, but the veteran forward will return to the starting lineup with the rest of Milwaukee's regulars back in action. As a starter this season (10 games), Matthews has averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 28.8 minutes per game.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Not starting Friday

Matthews isn't starting Friday's game against the Clippers, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Although the Bucks will be playing shorthanded Friday, Matthews will come off the bench against the Clippers. He should still see increased run in spite of his bench role.
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Assessing Milwaukee Bucks’ surprise decision to start Wesley Matthews

Coming into last night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Grayson Allen had started 61 of his first 62 games with the Milwaukee Bucks. The only game he didn’t start was when he came back from a two-game absence due to an illness. But, lo and behold, he did not start against the Sixers! It was Wesley Matthews.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Modest performance in start

Matthews finished Tuesday's 118-116 win over the 76ers with five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 25 minutes. Matthews drew the start over a healthy Grayson Allen, but the latter outproduced the former in relatively similar playing time. The veteran wing has started three of the past four games and has averaged 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists during that stretch.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Starting over Allen

Matthews will start Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Matthews will surprisingly get the nod over a healthy Grayson Allen. Matthews has started just eight games this season, with averages of 8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.4 minutes during those nods.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Solid performance in start

Matthews recorded 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 126-98 win over the Bulls. With Khris Middleton (wrist) sidelined, Matthews made his seventh start of the season. The veteran forward was efficient from the field en route to his first double-digit scoring performance since Jan. 10.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Starting for injured Middleton

Matthews will start Tuesday's game against the Bulls. With Khris Middleton (wrist) out, Matthews will make his seventh start of the season. In his six previous, he's averaged 9.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assists in 29.2 minutes.
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Wesley Matthews has found a shooting groove with Milwaukee Bucks

Since signing with the Milwaukee Bucks in December, Wesley Matthews’ role with the team has continued to grow. Like everywhere else throughout his 12-year NBA career, the 35-year-old has been utilized as a 3-and-D wing with Milwaukee this season, letting it fly from distance while also taking on top-notch assignments defensively. However, over these past two months, the veteran may as well have dropped the “3” portion of his role, as he has not had any consistency with it.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Solid effort across 20 minutes

Matthews contributed eight points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and three steals in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 135-126 win over Sacramento. Matthews made the most of his time on the court Wednesday, scoring eight points on only four shot attempts and grabbing his most rebounds since early January. The veteran knocked down a clutch three-pointer with less than two minutes remaining that broke a 126-126 tie and sent Milwaukee off to victory. Matthews has regularly played 20-plus minutes since mid-February, but his production has been too tepid to warrant fantasy consideration.
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Why Wesley Matthews could be an X-factor for the Milwaukee Bucks

Since signing with the Milwaukee Bucks in early December, Wesley Matthews has been a staple in coach Mike Budenholzer’s rotation. Though Matthews has not put up the flashiest numbers or taken Milwaukee’s bench to new heights, the journeyman has been a welcoming addition due to his reputable 3-and-D presence. As the regular season nears an end and the Bucks begin to gear up to defend their title in the playoffs, Matthews could potentially be an X-factor for this squad.
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Bucks' Wesley Matthews: Not on injury report

Matthews is not on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against OKC. Matthews missed Sunday's showdown with the Suns due to a sore hamstring, but all indications are that he'll be back in action Tuesday. With Grayson Allen (hip) sidelined, Matthews could very well find himself in the starting lineup.
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