Bucks 121, Pistons 98: Starters help ring in new year with a bang

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Robin Lopez has made a huge difference in the Bucks lineup. I had no idea, when the Bucks got him, that he'd be the guy they needed to plug the center on defense, and can score, when he needs to.
 

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I wasn't so sure about him either but he's been a really good fit. He's been pretty decent as a defender and rebounder but what has made him such a nice fit is his ability to hit from outside. It forces his defender to honor his shot out to the 3-pt line and leaves the middle much more open for Giannis to do his thing. A classic wide-body center who can't shoot with any range would likely be a handicap on this team on the offensive end.
 

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I remember the words of Al McGuire. "You need an aircraft carrier in the middle to win games!" He was referring to a guy who could make others look better because of his play, not necessarily the best player on the floor.
 

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Lopez is a perfect fit for Buds system. Plus the game has changed to the point you don't need a Lanier type, you need more of a Horford or Davis type who is more of a 4 than a 5
 
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