He hit 11 of 14 shots and grabbed a total of 16 rebounds in the two games combined. More importantly, he was an awesome 7-of-8 on 3-pointers. The Bucks split the two games, but when Lopez was on the floor, his team outscored Utah by 28 points.
You may be asking why these two low-stakes regular-season games are relevant now. The answer may end up being the key to Team USA's chances against France in the World Cup quarterfinals .