With the Milwaukee Bucks preparing for the NBA Playoffs, rookie Jordan Nwora was afforded some extra playing time in the team’s regular season finale against Chicago on Sunday.
It’s safe to say the former Louisville star made the most of the opportunity.
Nwora went 14-for-23 from the field and 4-for-8 from three on his way to scoring a new career-high 34 points in a 118-112 loss to the Bulls. He also pulled down 14 rebounds for good measure.
Man treated the Bulls like they were Boston College.
This continues the trend of Nwora producing in a major way when given the opportunity to make a splash. In the five games this season where he played at least 15 minutes, Nwora is averaging 20.2 ppg.
Milwaukee will be the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NBA Playoffs, and will get their run started against sixth-seeded Miami. It’s unlikely that Jordan will be playing a monster role for the team at any point in the weeks ahead, but if the situation calls for him, he’s certainly proven that he’ll be ready and reliable.