Parker returned to the court Saturday after resting Wednesday night in Denver for the second game of a Bucks back-to-back. His fifth game back from last year’s surgery was perhaps the most encouraging showing yet for the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft.
In the second quarter, the 20-year-old caught the ball on the left wing and took one dribble to get all the way to the rim, elevating over Tristan Thompson for a powerful one-handed slam.
In the third quarter, Parker took the ball on the right side, using a hesitation dribble to beat Kevin Love to the middle of the paint and hop-stepping into a two-handed flush.
Milwaukee defeated Cleveland 108–105 in a wild double-overtime game. Parker finished with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes. The second-year forward is averaging 7.2 points per game.
The Bucks snapped the Cavs’ eight-game winning streak. Both teams next play Tuesday with Milwaukee at Washington and Cleveland at Detroit.
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You can watch highlights of Milwaukee’s win below:
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