Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bucks Should Be Commended in Loss to Celtics

Earlier in the week, the Atlanta Hawks traveled to Boston to take on the Celtics in a rematch of an Eastern Conference Playoff series. The Celtics ended up victorious once again, but it was the Hawks that were praised for their play nearly every where you looked, especially on ESPN.

Don't expect the same kind of treatment to come the Bucks way after their gritty performance in a 102-97 overtime loss against Boston, even though they deserve it just the same. This was a Bucks team without the likes of Michael Redd and Charlie Villaneuva, as well as a team that is still figuring out what works best and when. Despite this, they played the Celtics about as tough as I've seen them play a team. Unfortunately, all they have to show for it is another notch in the loss column.

If nothing else, this game showed that this Bucks team is going to be competitive, and not just another easy victory for their opponents. Never was that more evident than in the 4th quarter, when the Bucks came back from a 12 point deficit to send the game to overtime.

Unfortunately for the Bucks though, they went to the extra session without the services of Andrew Bogut, who fouled out in the 4th quarter after a mix up with Kevin Garnett. Things got a little heated between the two when Bogut sort of hit KG across the face after getting hacked, and then Garnett retaliated. It was in this exchange where KG showed just what kind of bitch he is, and quietly a rivalry between the Bucks and Celtics started to emerge.

But don't expect to read about it on ESPN.

TBC's Buck of the Game: Andrew Bogut


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