The Milwaukee Bucks needed all of their players at full capacity to take down the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and now the Bucks are set to face the Bucks again in a must-win Game 7.
One of the players who did not show up as requested was shooter Grayson Allen.
Grayson Allen tonight:
-29 in 22 MIN pic.twitter.com/qctqTV4Gx8
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 14, 2022
Allen only scored 3 points and shot a measly 1 of 7.
He also missed all 4 of his three-point attempts and went plus-minus -29 in 22 minutes played.
Allen had a pretty solid season, but his Game 6 on Friday night was definitely tough.
Allen has been an asset to the Bucks throughout the season – although he appeared to fall in Game 6.
For the season, Allen averaged 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
He also had a field goal percentage of 44.8%.
The Bucks are a solid team not only because they have Giannis Antetokounmpo on their side, but also because they have a deep and talented roster.
Allen is part of that depth.
Well, it usually is.
Allen is one of the reasons the team is so dangerous to opponents.
It helps spread the ground and can fire from almost anywhere on the field.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t displayed in Game 6 and that’s something that should trouble the Bucks heading into Sunday.
The whole squad will need to be fully fit for Game 7.
Milwaukee can’t win if only Antetokounmpo performs.
All these actors will have to be present, motivated and ready to drop everything.
If Game 7 is a nail biter, Allen could be the boost that pushes the Bucks across the finish line.