Jabari Parker played in his first game on Friday since tearing his left ACL for the second time in his career on Feb. 8, 2017.

Parker had 12 points in 15 minutes.

"It felt great," Parker said. "But honestly, training myself to think about it as just getting better. It's not going to take just one game, a few games, just the whole process. That game didn't really stick out as much as people perceive it to be."

The Bucks are optimistic that Parker can pair up with Giannis Antetokounmpo down the stretch of the season.

"It was a great feeling," Antetokounmpo said of seeing Parker on the floor. "Everybody was really excited about JP coming back tonight. Most importantly, he was just playing, having fun. It's just great to see him out there competing with us again."