Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bucks Start Slow, Finish Strong

Get used to it Kurt, it is going to be a long season for you. The Bucks took on the Timberwolves Friday night in Minnesota, and first off I would like to say for those people that watched the entire first half the game, congratulations. The Bucks looked like a Division III college team Friday night in the first half, it was that bad. I'm not sure what was said at halftime, but the Bucks came out firing after scoring just 33 points in the first half, which some teams score in a quarter.

The Bucks rebounded after the break by putting up a nice 31 points in the third quarter. Minnesota just doesn't really have enough weapons to play a full game, and you can tell they really missed Kevin Love out there Friday night. They really need another scorer to help Jefferson and Flynn (Winks: My boyfriend Ricky Rubio would have fit that role nicely)

The Bucks on the other hand finally got some nice play from a few guys off the bench. The most impressive thing the Bucks are doing of late is playing defense. They have yet to give up over 100 points this season, something that killed them last year. Offensively however, they also have not scored over 100 yet this year, but maybe they can change that Saturday night when they take on the Knicks. Overall not a great showing from the Bucks, but they did get the win and you will have nights like that. Lets take a look at some of the few Highlights from this ugly 87-72 win for the Bucks.

* Hello Mr. Bogut, maybe he was reading a few of the first two posts when I stated that he needed to get to the weight room. He looked a little tougher Friday night than he has lately, and is using the left hand very well in the past two games. He got his second straight double double with 17 Pts, 10 Rebs, and 4 Asts. Bogut earned himself the Bucks POTG award for Friday nights performance.

* Luke Ridnour, welcome to the 2009-2010 Bucks. He came off the bench and picked up some of the slack from Jennings. Young Money a tough night shooting though, and I hope all this ESPN ROY talk isn't getting to his head already. Ridnour on the other hand finished the game 16 Pts, a nice total off the bench. The biggest thing was his shooting percentage taking good shots and making them. He finished 6-9 from the field and 2-3 from downtown.

* A tale of two haves. In the first half, the Bucks got smoked on second chance points by the Wolves. Minnesota kept cleaning up the boards and scoring. Well in the second half the Bucks started boxing out, and the Wolves could not hit a shot. If you watched the whole game you would have thought that the Wolves had more than eight offensive rebounds, but that's really all they had.

* I really liked Flynn in college, and he is looking like he might not be that bad in the pros. Hard working guy that doesn't have the build of most point guards, but has the heart to make him a threat down the line. He played awesome Friday night against the Bucks, and was really the only highlight for the Wolves. He finished the game with 20 Pts and 4 Rebs. I think he just needs to work on his vision and creating scoring chances for his teammates. Flynn for his efforts Friday night will earn the Hunter of the Night.

* Kind of talked about this before, but the Bucks worked hard in the second half on the boards. They finished the game with 51 to the Wolves 38. That was the huge difference that helped the Bucks make the come back to win the game. Keep up the good work on the boards guys it is only going to get tougher from here has we face David Lee Saturday night.

* Also would like to give a shout out to Jodie Meeks as he scored his first NBA points in Friday nights game.

With the win the Bucks are now 2-2 on this young year. They will face a Knicks team that is more worried about Lebron James than winning games. So hopefully we can catch them off guard and get above .500. The game is not on TV tonight which might have something to do with it being a home game, and the Knicks suck so they are trying to get people to go to the game. Not sure, but it will take NBA TV to get the game tonight. The game starts around 7:30 central time. Plan for more like 7:37 because the Bradley Center is always late at starting games.


TZar said...


I gotta say, even though I am not a Bucks fan, I do enjoy your recaps for the games. Nice work.

Gweedo said...

Thanks, Tony good to know i got one reader.

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