Vince Carter explodes for flawless shooting night against Bucks

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Elias Sports Bureau research notes that Carter is the first 40-year-old player to make six 3-pointers in a game.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we'll look at the Bucks' loss in the opening leg of their six-game road trip, get John Henson's reaction to a former teammate's return to the National Basketball Association and much more. In doing so, he joined a rare club of NBA greats aged 40 or older to score 20 points in a game, per NBA History.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 18 points, while Malcolm Brogdon contributed 15 off the bench.

"Hey, better late than never", Carter said of his starting role and ideal night.

100 (percent): Carter did not miss a shot on Monday, going 8-of-8 from the field and making both of his free throws.

The Grizzlies looked like a new team with Carter starting for them while the Bulls looked much better with Rondo in the starting lineup so this one could be interesting to watch. Those numbers pale in comparison to what he did in his prime, but the reason Carter's been able to stay on the court is that of his three-point shooting.

Milwaukee trimmed the deficit to eight points late in the third quarter and trailed by 11 (85-74) entering the fourth. They had won all seven of his previous starts.

With Carter scoring 16 of his points in the first half, the Grizzlies owned a 61-51 lead at the break. He drained a 25-footer at the halftime buzzer for the 10-point advantage. He also dished out two assists and added three steals to just one turnover.

Memphis, which made only five 3-pointers in a 17-point loss to the Hawks Saturday, connected on nine 3-pointers in the first half. Parsons, who signed a four-year, $94-million deal with the Grizzlies during the offseason, will be out indefinitely.

"We just couldn't get over the hump", Kidd said. Davis averaged 10 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.17 blocks in six games with Iowa.

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