Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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10:06 PM Andrew Bogut, Charlie Villanueva, Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks, Richard Jefferson No comments
Regardless of the result this was a fun game to watch. And I really feel, against any other team, the Bucks pull this one out. Unfortunately this resurrection of Shaq's corpse and added paint dominance of Amare Stoudemire was just too much as the Phoenix Suns(13-9) pulled out the victory 125-110 over the Bucks(9-14).
The Suns shot an amazing 58.7% from the field, while the Bucks once again got in foul trouble and saw that Suns shoot nearly twice as many free throws. Always tough to come back from that kind of deficit. What really seemed to stick in my mind is the way the Suns would pull away and then the Bucks would fire right back and get close again, this happened several times until the end anyway.
In the end it was just to much Shaq, I mean he ended with 35 points along with 8 rebounds an 3 blocks, what is this 1999? The Bucks leading scorer was Charlie Villanueva with 24 points while adding 9 boards per the Box Score. Andrew Bogut ended with a double double of 15 and 11 and Michael Redd and Richard Jefferson chipped in with 23 and 22 points respectively. Luke Ridnour did some of the little things like drop 10 assists as well as 5 rebounds and 9 points but also shot an abysmal 3-13 from the field.
The Bucks will look to rebound tomorrow night in Oakland tomorrow night as they take on the 6-15 Golden State Warriors at 9:30 pm on FSN.
TBC's Buck of the Game: Charlie Villanueva - With 24 points and 9 rebounds off the bench he was an offensive catalyst. He also took smart shots tonight and it showed by hitting 9-16 shots
(AP Photo by Paul Connors)