Brook Lopez stole the show during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 108-100 Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night with his overall play and energy.
Lopez went 12-for-21, made four 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and had four blocks in the game. He was fired up during the contest, as evidenced by this amazing video showing him clapping like a maniac:
Brook Lopez is HYPED pic.twitter.com/hfJPFfLcDY
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That came with his team up 106-100 with 28.6 seconds left. Toronto had just fouled to stop the clock, putting the Bucks in a situation to ice the game.
Lopez signed with the Bucks for $3.38 million on July 8, fairly late in the free agency process. He was surprised the Lakers did not try to retain him. He’s flourished in Milwaukee and attempted 6.3 threes per game, the most ever in his career. His 36.5 percent from long range was also the highest of his career. He’s worked hard to incorporated the three-point shot into his game, and it’s paid off.