September 8, 2020, 9:55 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez pulled down 14 boards in the Bucks loss to the Heat on Tuesday, adding in 15 points (7-of-16 FG) and one block.
The Bucks were without reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) and didn't have enough offensive firepower to overcome the consistent Heat squad. By sitting Antetokounmpo they were essentially throwing in the towel. Lopez played well in the series, with Tuesday representing his second-lowest scoring output vs. the Heat.
September 8, 2020, 6:59 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
The accolades continue to roll in for Bam Adebayo who was selected to his first NBA All-Defensive team, named alongside Brook Lopez, Kawhi Leonard, Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Beverley as a member of the Second-team.
Adebayo was certainly a deserving selection to the Second-team after a breakout season with the Heat. He is joined by a fellow first-timer in Lopez who continues to thrive as a shot-blocking powerhouse for the Bucks. Leonard makes his third appearance on the Second-team to go with his three First-team selections. Bledsoe, who was named to the First-team last season, makes his first appearance on the Second-team, while Beverley was selected for the second time in his career.
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September 4, 2020, 11:08 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez went for 22 points (8-for-17 FG, 3-for-9 3PT) and six rebounds on Friday but the Bucks fell to the Heat in Game 3.
Lopez was decent his usual role and actually led the Bucks in scoring. It really should not be that way, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is feeling the heat (pun intended) at this point. Lopez hit three 3s and was perfect from the line (3-of-3 FT) and added two swats, but the Bucks could not get the job done. Game 4 is on Sunday and they will be facing elimination after finishing the season with the NBA's best record.
September 2, 2020, 10:49 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez gave the Bucks 16 points off 3-of-5 from beyond the arc along with 7 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's rough loss to the Heat.
Lopez finished with the second highest plus-minus on the team with +12. He brought the spacing and defense his team needs, but the Bucks unfortunately failed to tie up the series. Lopez is capable of going nuclear from three and he might need to do just that a couple of times if his team hopes to make it back to the conference finals.
August 31, 2020, 10:31 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez scored 24 points while shooting 8-of-10 from the floor, but the Bucks fell to the Heat in Game 1 on Monday.
Lopez got hot from downtown, making four of six shots from the behind the arc. He compiled two blocks and a steal but finished with just one board in 27 minutes. The Heat would end up winning the rebound battle 46-34.
August 20, 2020, 9:53 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez made 8-of-12 attempts from the field including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, finishing with 20 points, three boards and two defensive stats in 33 minutes on Thursday.
Lopez made two of his four triples late in the fourth quarter to silence the virtual crowd during a late Magic rally. It wasn't an amazing game by any stretch, but Lopez did enough to help the Bucks to a win. We obviously expect to see more boards from a true 7-footer, but his defensive impact altering shots isn't noticeable in the box score every night.
August 18, 2020, 5:17 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez was held in check by the Magic during Tuesday's 122-110 loss, compiling just five points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.
The Magic stifled Lopez during their Game 1 encounter, limiting him on both ends of the floor. In fact, the Bucks elected to go without Lopez down the stretch despite the fact Nikola Vucevic remained on the floor. The shock loss may spur the Bucks into gear and Lopez will be looking for a much-improved performance in Game 2 on Thursday.
August 13, 2020, 6:49 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and Donte DiVincenzo all saw fewer than 10 minutes in the second half as the team prepares for the postseason.
DiVincenzo could have had the best line of the bunch if it wasn't for five turnovers. BroLo and Middleton had solid lines in limited minutes while Bledsoe struggled from the field by going 1-of-8 overall. They were rested early in the second half but we should see them all return to their regular workload come next week. The Bucks will face off against the Magic in the first round.
August 12, 2020, 1:09 amBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Book Lopez was hot on Tuesday, hitting 5-of-5 shots from deep to end the night with 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and three rebounds.
The Bucks were without regular starters Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe, plus Giannis Antetokounmpo was thrown out of the game for committing a flagrant 2 foul. This left the door wide open for Lopez to shine, using his experience to bully the younger Wizards squad.
August 10, 2020, 9:39 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez struggled with his outside shot on Monday, going 1-for-5 from deep and 4-for-11 from the field, netting 12 points with a rebound, an assist and a block.
Lopez played 25 minutes and his brother Robin Lopez (16 minutes, one point, four rebounds, one assist and a block) didn't do much better. The Bucks don't have much to play for anymore but Brook should still be held onto in resumption leagues because of his cash counting ability.
August 9, 2020, 12:39 amBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez put up a season-high 34 points in Saturday's loss to the Mavs, adding seven rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes.
Lopez took a whopping 12 three-pointers in the defeat, knocking down six of them. He went 12-for-27 shooting the ball overall, which also represents the highest number of shots he has attempted in a game this year. He is an integral part of what could be a championship roster.
August 6, 2020, 8:30 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez scored 17 points, picked up four defensive counters and hit two triples in Thursday's win over the Heat as the Bucks clinched the top seed for the playoffs.
Lopez sat out against the Nets and got right back to business with efficiency, contributing most of his value as he does on the defensive end. He isn't a flashy play by any stretch, but usually gets the job done.
August 6, 2020, 4:02 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
After getting the night off in Tuesday's game, the Bucks will have their typical starting five with Brook Lopez as the starting center.
Lopez joins Eric Bledsoe, Wes Matthews, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton against a Heat team that will be without Jimmy Butler (foot) and Goran Dragić (ankle). With a 4.5 game lead on the second-seeded Raptors, they are focused more on getting ready for the playoffs as the results of the games don't matter as much. Lopez can definitely be played where he is rostered for today's contest but is not a recommended DFS play.
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August 4, 2020, 4:14 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez played 20 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Nets, ending with just two points, two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal as the starting center.
Lopez got the nod ahead of his brother, Brook Lopez, who was given the night off. The Bucks rolled with basically their second and third units for the majority of this one. It would appear as though they are simply getting their main guys ready for the upcoming playoff run and so Lopez is unlikely to have any sustained fantasy value.
August 4, 2020, 1:15 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez has replaced his brother, Brook Lopez, in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
The Nets are running a real skeleton crew today and the Bucks might be using this as an opportunity to rest BroLo. Feel free to get Robin into DFS lineups as a cheap punt play against an undersized opponent.
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