Friday, April 9, 2010

Bucks Just Keep on Winning

The Milwaukee Bucks haven't lost since Andrew Bogut was knocked out for the rest of the season. Then again, the Milwaukee Bucks haven't really played anyone that tough since that happened. Still, the Bucks are a playoff team now, and the main reason you become a playoff team is because you beat the teams you are supposed to. That's exactly what the Bucks did on Friday night as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 95-90.

The Bucks led wire to wire in this one, as they improve to - believe it or not - 11 games over .500. Carlos Delfino was the star for the Bucks with 23 points, as he went 5-for-8 from beyond the arc. It was a much better performance than the effort he gave on Wednesday, and this team needs Delfino to make those shots if they are going to have a chance at doing anything special. For his efforts, Delfino will get our Bucks POTG.

The whole score sheet was actually quite interesting, as the Bucks normal leading scorer John Salmons only had seven points. Luke Ridnour picked up some of the points as he finished with 18, and Brandon Jennings chipped in with 16 of his own.

But the most interesting thing to me in looking at the box score (the game wasn't on television), was the disparity in minutes between Kurt Thomas and Dan Gadzuric, the two guys forced to fill in for Andrew Bogut. Gadzuric only got seven minutes of action, which meant that Kurt Thomas ran the floor for 37. That's a lot of minutes for an old man like Thomas, but if he can go for nearly 40 minutes than I'm going to feel a lot better about this team. Good to see a complete effort, and good to see the Bucks win their fourth straight game.

Next up for the Bucks is a big game against Boston on Saturday, followed by the Hawks on Monday. They'll see the Celtics again on Wednesday and then their season is over. Their regular season, that is. Playoffs, baby!

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