It’s been a struggle for some of the front court players to see the floor recently on the Milwaukee Bucks. With Brook Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova, and Robin Lopez proving to be effective on most nights, Dragan Bender and D.J. Wilson have found it nearly impossible to get any meaningful minutes for the team.
Saturday night, however, proved to be an opportunity for them. With Robin Lopez sidelined due to an illness, a significant amount of playing time was available for Bender or Wilson to prove their worth against a potential first-round playoff match-up for the Bucks in the Brooklyn Nets.