Mikal Bridges totaled 27 points (8-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.
Bridges came alive in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his best scoring performance since his 34.0-point regular-season effort on January 9th when the Suns battled the Pacers. Bridges is capable of these kinds of high-floor games any given night; however, he tends to sustain high productivity levels in small bursts. After an underwhelming offensive performance in the Clippers series, he has managed to pull together two strong scoring performances that could signal a turn-around for the Villanova product. Yes, banking on him to tap into this kind of upside night-in and night-out is a risk; however, that risk could also be just the opportunity you need to set yourself apart from the pack. The natural tendency could be to pivot away from Bridges due to the risk of a let-down game, an untimely price increase despite his suspect production tendencies, and the perceived yet real disadvantages of an away game environment. However, those things could also be the very reasons why it could pay off to invest in a couple of shares of Bridges for your lineups.