Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bucks Smoke T-Wolves, Get Smoked by Bobcats

The picture on the left shows that Sunday was a good day for the Bucks. The picture on the right shows that Tuesday night was a rough one. Player wise, there were not many good pictures to pick from in Tuesday's game. Sunday the Bucks started off hot against Minnesota, after leading 37-28 at the end of the 1st quarter. Referencing a previous post, Kevin Love will miss about 6-8 weeks with a broken hand. So maybe I cursed him when I said he will be solid this year. Lets look at some of the key highlights from Sunday's 101-87 win.

* The five starters all played 20+ minutes, and each player had only one turnover. That will be a big key this year, keeping the turnovers down.

* Brandon Jennings got the start, and took full advantage of it. He put up 16 Pts, 2 Rebs, and 7 dimes to lead the team. He also will earn the Bucks POTG.

* Bogut and Redd got good minutes. They each scored in double figures. Redd had 15 Pts, while Bogut had 10. Skiles is going to get these two some more minutes in the final games.

* Hakim Warrick continues to shine off the bench. Another solid game with 15 Pts, 3 Rebs and 3 Asts. Lets hope he can keep this up all season for us.

* On the Wolves side, Jonny Flynn had a nice game. He had 19 Pts, 2 Rebs, and 5 Asts. Looks like they made the right move grabbing two point guards.

Tuesday was a little different story for the Bucks. They kept it close for the 1st Quarter then things went downhill from there. The Bobcats got out to a nice lead at half, then the Bucks made a little run in the 3rd Quarter but couldn't finish it off. The Bucks had 20 turnovers, too many to overcome. Lets take a look at highlights from the 94-87 defeat.

* Bogut put up some solid numbers for the first time this preseason. He had 14 Pts, 10 Rebs. This will give him the Bucks POTG.

* Brandon Jennings started for the second straight game. Looks like he may get the call when the season starts with the way he is playing. He had a rough first half, but came back in the second to score 14 Pts, and have 8 Asts.

* Raja Bell might miss 4 months with a left wrist injury, so D.J. Augustin will get some more playing time. He looked good Tuesday night with 15 Pts, 2 Rebs, and 3 Asts.

* Not sure why but Warrick only played 5 minutes. Hope nothing happened to him, I didn't hear anything, but if we do we will get back to you.

The Bucks have one more preseason game Friday night against Detroit. I will be with Winkler this weekend in Cleveland so we will not have an update of that game. I will however be back for the regular season opener, like anyone cares, October 30, when the Bucks travel to Philly.


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