Yes, it still counts if you do it against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Brandon Jennings is back in the NBA — and back with the team where it all started and where he had his greatest success, Milwaukee. He made his return appearance Monday, and for a night it felt like 2009 again… but without the Black Eyed Peas music everywhere. So, a better version of 2009. None of us ever need to hear “Boom Boom Pow” again.
Jennings entered the game against Memphis midway through the first quarter and from the start his quickness was too much for the Grizzlies to defend. Quickly Jennings was on triple-double watch and in his 23 minutes Monday finished with 16 points (hitting 3-of-6 from three), 12 assists, and eight rebounds. It was a good night, and the Bucks got the 121-103 road win (that’s 18 straight losses for Memphis, if you’re counting).
We’ll see if Jennings can sustain this. With Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova out the Bucks need him to. At least for a night, the prodigal son was back in a Bucks uniform and the celebration was on.