The Milwaukee Bucks earned a 123-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls but more importantly, two of their key players returned to the lineup.
Starting point guard Eric Bledsoe had missed the last eight games with a slight fracture in his leg - the Bucks went 6-2 in that span.
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo missed two games with a back injury that he suffered in Milwaukee's Christmas Day loss to the Philadelphia 76ers - the Bucks went 2-0 without him.
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They both resumed their usual spots in the starting lineup in tonight's win and had a great showing in doing so.
Antetokounmpo showed no signs of a back injury, going for 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 28 minutes.
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23 PTS | 10 REB | 6 AST | 27 MIN. pic.twitter.com/GwnrOe02OO
And this dunk that sent Milwaukee's bench into a frenzy was just reassurance that The Greek Freak had no limitations due to that back injury.
As for Bledsoe, you would have never guessed he missed several weeks with a minor leg fracture.
In a limited 17 minutes of playing time, Bledsoe went for 15 points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds shooting an efficient 5-for-8 from the field. He also was a team-best +/- of plus-26, an impressive feat in the short period of time he was on the floor.
The Bledshow is back!#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/rAL0PHos5Y- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 31, 2019
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As if their 30-5 record isn't impressive enough, the Bucks are 24-3 in games that they have both Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe in the lineup.