Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rookie Shines on Veteran's Day

Yes folks this title is why Winks runs the blog, and I just write for it (Winks edit: You're damn right, Gweeds). The Bucks gave up 100 points Tuesday, but they get a huge win in the Bradley Center against the Nuggets. I know the Nuggets were on their last game of this 6 game road trip, but the Bucks look good. BJ3 especially looked real good Wednesday night.

For those people that would say, "I hate the NBA, they don't show any hustle" or "I hate the NBA, they dont play hard defense", you people need to watch this Bucks team. Hakim Warrick and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute go after every loose ball, and usually come up with the rebound. These guys are all over the court and they make little plays that in the end turn out to be huge. I think this team has a good swagger right now, and if you watched this whole game you would feel the same why I do about this team. I can't remember the last time I watched the Bucks play a game where I felt that the team had some chemistry. I guess I can stop talking about how great this team is right now and simply talk about Wednesday nights game.

Just one more thing, your Central-leading Bucks held off a late run by the Nuggets and won 108-102. The Bucks lost the turnover battle Tuesday night, which is one of the things I said if they lose they can't win. Well pobodys nerfect, but they did win the battle on the boards. The bench played well tonight for the Bucks, although Jodie Meeks had a rough one after his good game Saturday, only scoring two points which came off of his first shot attempt. He finished the game 0-6 from downtown, not the greatest of nights. Ersan aka "Baby Dirk" as we call him had a nice game with 17 points and 8 rebounds. I already talked about how Luc Rich was all over the court, but he was one rebound shy of a double double. He finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Denver made a late run on some three's from Chauncey Billups and J.R./Earl Smith. Call him whatever you want but Smith can knock down some huge shots. I kind of lost some respect for Melo tonight. He is a great player, don't get me wrong, but he kind of cries a lot. Anthony got to the line 14 times and made all of his attempts. But there was one play where he got an offensive rebound and Bogut caught him kind of hard, so Melo got real mad and threw some elbows. After that he was all over the refs throughout the rest of the game.

You know, I have always had a love/hate relationship for the guy, starting with the time in 2006 when he punched Mardy Collins then ran away. Later that year Melo played in Milwaukee, and right before the game started he went to the restroom. I happened to be at the game and I was sitting right by the tunnel where he walked through. I yelled out "Hey Melo, who you going to sucker punch tonight?" Let's just say he didn't like this very much. The guy has an attitude that hurts his rep with the fans I think. The guy plays hard, but needs to just play the game and stop crying about calls. Sorry for my Melo rant, but i had to get it out.

As for the Denver's future, even though they lost to Milwaukee it still looks real bright. This team is going to do some damage in the West this year, but the Bucks just had their number tonight. Lets look at some bullet points from the game Wednesday night:

* Brandon Jennings had a monster game. He finished with 32 points, 9 dimes, and 4 rebounds. He made all of the eight free throws he took. BJ3 also made two huge three's in the fourth quarter. My buddy Pat O said that Jennings should just win Bucks POTG for the rest of year. It was a good suggestion, but lets just give it to him tonight and go from there.

* Andrew Bogut had another good game with a double double. He put up a nice 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks. He also made all three of his free throws. He has been making his throws a little better this year. This is the only Buck on the All-Star Voting Ballot that I think has a chance to make it. He will have to keep up with the double doubles.

* The Bucks had a nice game again rebounding again on Wednesday. They outboarded the Nugs 46 to 37. The Bucks have shown a lot of hustle this year which is giving the Bucks the edge in rebounding.

* Back to Carmelo Anthony. He had a huge game at the line as I said before, and he finished the game with 32 points, 1o rebounds. He earned himself the Hunter of the Night based on those stats. Still, I like Melo best on Team USA, and not the punk he can sometimes be with Denver.

* The Bucks have given up an average of 88.0 points a per game. That is second in the league only to the Boston Celtics, proving that this team is a sleeper on the defensive end. Lets hope they can keep this up for awhile.

Overall a huge statement game for the Bucks. They beat a really good Denver team Wednesday night, and they are leading the Central for now with a 4-2 record. They play again Saturday night at home against the run and gun Warriors.

Moving on, our boy CC won the Box Score Contest for the Brewers season, and I'm sure Winks will get you a shirt at some point in time (Winks edit: .....). But until then, I am going to start up another contest for the Bucks season. So here is the first clue for the season. Good luck people.

When I think that I can't, I envision Obama.


CC said...

All the Above - Maino ft. T-Pain

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