Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bucks Start Summer League With Loss

The start to the Vegas Summer League for the Milwaukee Bucks was all about the guy who joined this team very late last season. Darnell Jackson had a nice game for the Bucks finishing with 17 points, and seven rebounds. The Bucks had a good chance of winning this one as they were up by two with .3 seconds left. Only the Bucks could find a way to lose this one, as they allowed J.R. Giddens to get to the hoop for a tip in as time expired. In the summer league they only play two minute overtimes, and the Mavs scored with .7 seconds left to win it.

For the Bucks, the big men seemed to contribute the most in this contest. Deron Washington had a nice game for the Bucks with 11 points and eight rebounds. First-round pick Larry Sanders had a rough night on offense only scoring nine points. You may not think that is low, but he took 15 shots. When the Bucks drafted him it was more for his shot blocking and rebounding. He had seven rebounds and three blocks for the Bucks, but also did have six turnovers. You can't judge him by one game, but it still looks as if he has a lot of work to do.

Marquette alum Dominic James played 20 minutes for the Bucks, but only had four points, and five assists. The one highlight James did have was he hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first quarter. Milwaukee is still without a backup point guard, and I don't see James being the one to fill that role but who knows. The Bucks only made 14-24 free throws, so that might be a good reason why they lost.

Next up for Milwaukee is another contest against the Grizzles, which you can watch live on ESPN3.com or NBA TV.

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