Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jennings Does Work in Bucks Win

Wow, that was an awesome performance from Brandon Jennings Saturday night. His first career triple-double could have not come at a better time. This team needed someone to step up, and based on his quote from last game about how the team appeared to be on cruise control it just made sense for him to be that guy. He made some shots early, and then everyone decided to join in. This is exactly what this team needs to do work as a team and win games.

With all the new faces on the team, it was the Bucks from last year that did most the scoring. Delfino, Jennings, Salmons, and Bogut all scored in double figures. Most importantly, they just seemed to play more as a team in this game than in the first two of the season. Milwaukee got off to an early lead being up 27-18 after the first quarter. The bench failed the Bucks right away, but they were still able to keep a lead going into half. The Bucks were able to build the lead in the third, and hold on at the end for a much needed first win of the season.

Lets check out some highlights from the Bucks 98-88 win over the Bobcats.

* The first Bucks POTG award of the season goes to none other than Brandon Jennings. Jennings had the first triple-double of his career finishing the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. I said someone needed to step up for the this team, and Jennings did just that.

* Andrew Bogut played 35 minutes which is awesome to see. He finished the game with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. He really played well, and he is always huge on the defensive end of the floor. So lets hope he can keep playing 30 plus minutes a game.

* Salmons still didn't have a great shooting night, but he seemed to have his head in the game more Saturday night as opposed to the first two games. He finished with 14 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds. Good to see that he still cares, and because of that he played more than 22 minutes.

* All five starters were in the plus for the +/- category. They will win a lot of game if they can keep that up, as they have to outplay the other teams starters.

* The Bucks had 14 offensive rebounds!!!!!!!!!!!!! After getting crushed by the Wolves on the boards the Bucks really cleaned up the glass on Saturday night.

* Bango was given his Mascot of the Year award, congrats again to him. Also if you were at the game you got the see the awesome new scoreboard. Can't wait to see it when I get to head to the BC this Saturday night.

* With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 0-3 on the season. Not a good start for this team, especially with some of the high expectations surrounding them.

A performance like this is what I thought we would see this season from the Bucks. Good defense, strong rebounding, and the scoring was spread out. They will have a big test on Tuesday night in the Bradley Center when Portland comes to town. So now the question is what Bucks team will show up? Will it be the Bucks team from Saturday night, or will it be the half-hearted team we saw in the first two games? I Guess we will find out Tuesday night, but for Bucks fans sake lets hope the Saturday night version shows up. For the box score click the quote of the night.

"I was a floor general tonight."


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