With Henson out again on Tuesday, Maker and veteran Tyler Zeller will be counted on to maintain the momentum the group has enjoyed recently. Despite his struggles throughout the season, the Bucks’ confidence in Maker has never wavered. “It came from last year, really,” Bucks swingman Khris Middleton said. “He started tons of games for us last year, started in the playoffs for us last year and he played well in his rookie year. This year he’s been up and down, I don’t know why, but when he’s gotten in the game [in the playoffs], he’s produced. That’s where the confidence is coming from. We’ve all seen him before.”
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Tania Ganguli: Luke Walton says the best thing so far about having LeBron on the team is the “overall confidence” he brings and instills when he’s on the court. Walton likens it to how much more confident he felt when Kobe was on the court with him.
Kyle Goon: Luke Walton was asked what was different about this home opener compared to the last one: “This is a little different,” he said, gesturing to the 50 or so media members crowded around him in the back tunnel of Staples Center.