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How Brook Lopez turned 'Splash Mountain' into a Bucks game-changer

MILWAUKEE -- There aren't many 7-foot centers who make enough 3-pointers to weigh the relative merits of their go-to celebrations.

Brook Lopez of the Milwaukee Bucks is one such anomaly. He coveted Eric Bledsoe's three-finger salute but didn't want to be a copycat, so he settled on blowing on the fingers of his shooting hand.

"I'm cooling it off a little bit," Lopez said. "That's my thing."

Nothing about Lopez's 3-point shooting is ordinary. This season he attempted 512 3-pointers -- the most by a 7-footer in league history.

While Giannis Antetokounmpo has dominated headlines for the Bucks, Lopez has been his shooting sidekick, opening the paint for Antetokounmpo's drives and dunks while making defenses pay if they don't step out to guard him.