Monday, December 15, 2008

The Bucks Flash Their Own Heat

How slick are these Bucks red unis? They look as good as the Bucks did tonight, that is for sure. Milwaukee(11-15) got a much needed road win tonight over the Heat 98-83. The great thing about the win tonight was not because it was some crazy fluky shooting night, or a night where they drastically out shot their opponent at the freethrow line or the three point line. No this game was won on minimizing turnovers, rebounding and defense. Contributions were made from the starters as well as the bench. It was an all around great effort, on the road to boot.

Andrew Bogut again had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Jon McGlocklin said something interesting tonight, he said that Bogut is right where he should be. You know what? I really agree with that. Maybe saying he is a 20 and 10 guy is too much, or that shooting 10 for 12 is where he should be. He was a number one pick though and being a guy who gets 18-16 points a game and 10 rebounds shouldn't be too much to ask.

On the other hand Charlie Villanueva has been a complete beast off the bench. It is a role he really seems to be coveting this year. Once again he was a catalyst from the pine by scoring 20 points and adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists. If you frequent the Bucks write ups you know how much of a homer I am for bench play. Ultimately, this is my thought process was tonight in deciding TBC's player of the game.

Milwaukee's leading scorer tonight was again Michael Redd who also contributed 5 assists with zero turnovers. Jefferson added 14 points.


Miami star guard and Marquette legend Dwyane Wade was held to one of his worst games of the year amassing only 15 points and 4 turnovers. Rookie Mario Chalmers led the Heat with 20 points 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

The Bucks will look to get on a winning streak when take on the Sixers(10-14) in Philadelphia on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. The game will be on FSN again.

In NBA related news, former coach of the Deering High Tornadoes from the TV show Hang Time, Reggie Theus was canned today from the Sacramento Kings gig. Who didn't see this coming. Just check out the link, and be sure to watch the opening scene as well where Reggie gives an outstanding pep talk. The show was a Saturday morning show ala Saved By The Bell, that stole Saved By The Bell plots, had Anthony Anderson as a basketball player on a team that was led by girl, not to mention the court featured 7 foot baskets. The red herring in all this was that Theus was replaced on the show by Dick Butkus, yikes.

TBC's Buck of the Game: Charlie Villanueva - Explained above.


Anonymous said...

Eight turnovers. That's it.

The Bucks lead this thing from start to finish. Even when the Heat started chipping away at our lead, Redd & Co. would get a tough hoop & silence the sparse crowd.

Three things I like about the Bucks right now:

1) They seem pretty healthy now.

2) After a brutal stretch of schedule to open the season, things seem to be balancing out a bit.

3) The team seems to be getting mo' comfortable with Skiles' system. For example you see less reach in fouls because everyone is certain of their defensive positions in Skile's D schemes.

I have a feeling this team is going to heat up in the second half & turn a few heads.

Anonymous said...

Keep dreaming... They will run into a long losing streak and pack it in early. 'been there, 'seen that...

Anonymous said...

They've played the toughest portion of their entire schedule, are healthy right now. I'd say they are righting the ship.

But since anonymous has said it then I guess the Bucks should pack up, move out. Dissolve the Bucks, sell the team. Seattle needs a team. Been There... Seen That....

Just awesome to have fans like this guy.

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