Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Dislike the Lakers

My guess is that Aaron Rodgers is saying to himself, "Thank God I don't have to play basketball against this team." His worst nightmare would be a good defense, but he can usually still manage to outsmart even the best of them. The Bucks couldn't do much outsmarting of the Lakers defense however.  I really don't get what is so special about this Lakers team, but they always find a way to win. Also it just seems that everyone wants them to win. On Tuesday night it was the same way, as the Lakers took this one 118-107.

In the third quarter the Bucks were up 75-72, but then they had four straight possessions with turnovers. That allowed the Lakers to make a run and take the lead at 82-75, and the Bucks could never recover. Milwaukee made some stupid mistakes, but still during that run there were about three break away lay ups with and one's tacked on to them, all the calls being pretty weak.

It was more of frustrating game to watch then anything else. I just hope the Rodgers doesn't take in the way that the Bucks played on Tuesday night and carry that over into the Packers game. Really though, I guess if I wanted to be a true fan of the game and not just a homer, I would have to say the Bucks beat themselves. The Bucks took some dumb shots, had dumb fouls, missed some open jumpers, and shot like crap from the free throw line (16-27 from the line is bullshit for a NBA team.)

* Brandon Jennings kept the Bucks in this one for as long as they were, scoring 31 points in the game. Also he had another six assists. I'm starting to believe that the stat guy for the Bucks just puts six assists down for Jennings every game, because he seems to hit that number dead on each night.

* Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden did what they could do in this one on the glass. Both had double doubles, as Gooden finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Bogut finished with 12 points and 18 rebounds. Andrew just pissed me off though because he was 2-10 from the line.

* Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, and Shannon Brown were hitting almost every shot on Tuesday, which ended up killing the Bucks. Combined the three were 8-10 from downtown. If your bench can come in to knock down three pointers like nothing you will win a lot of games.

* Hunter of the Night goes to Kobe with his 31 points, and 7 rebounds.

Big weekend coming up for the Bucks as they face a should win in the 76ers, but Saturday face my sleeper team in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC hasn't looked great this season, so I hope the Bucks can catch them on an off night. They could really use two wins here, because the Bulls are starting to beat good teams. I guess with Boozer being out I thought the Bucks could build a little lead in the Central. Guess not.

"They won that battle, but I think we just have to do a better job defensively. We gave them a lot of easy baskets."


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