Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Joining Jennings also on the team are Omri Casspi, Taj Gibson, James Harden, Jonas Jerekbo, and Dejuan Blair. Not a very name heavy team, but that is why they play the game I guess. This isn't familiar territory for Bucks players to play in this game. Jennings will be the fifth Buck to play in the rookie game. The others being Yi Jianlian, Andrew Bogut, Ray Allen, and Glenn Robinson. So it really is a honor for young Jennings to be mentioned with those guys. Maybe Young Money can help the rookie team end their seven game slide in this challenge.
In a game like this you just hope Brandon goes out and has fun, and doesn't get hurt. The numbers don't really mean anything in a game like this. But a guy like Jennings who played in the McDonald's All-Star game is used to how they are played. If I had to predict what is going to happen I could see Jennings with a lot of assists. His goal in the McDonald's American game was to break the assist record. I can't see his goal being any different when he takes the court Friday February 12, in Dallas.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
With 22 seconds left in the Bucks game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Jennings hit a nice runner in the lane to give the Bucks the lead for good. This was another back and forth game for the Bucks Wednesday night, similar to their game against the Mavs on Tuesday. The only difference in this game was that the Bucks would build a little bit of a lead, only to let the 76ers climb right back into the game. The Bucks were just one point better every quarter than the 76ers Wednesday night.
The Bucks had a one point lead after the first, a two point lead at half, and a three point lead after the third. The fourth quarter was played dead even, which gave the Bucks a three point win. Not everyday you see a game played with so much consistency from each team in every quarter.
Here's some random fun facts for you as well. During the game Paschke and McGlocklin had a few conversations that I found interesting. The first one is that Doug Melvin once scored 55 points in a game during his days in high school. After the game he held up a piece of paper that said 55 on it. The same thing Wilt did after his 100 point game. He must have known at a young age he would be a big deal when he got older.
The second one was that in AAU ball Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday, and Kevin Love were all on the same team. Talk about a team I would not want to mess with. And if you couldn't figure this out for yourself they finished the season 33-0. Also the fact that Jrue Holiday is the first NBA player born in the 1990's, which blows my mind. So people my age in your mid 20's you better get used to things like that. But those are three very young and athletic guys in the NBA that should have years and years of good basketball ahead of them.
Random facts, yes, but I thought that if you didn't get a chance to see the game I would drop some info on your ass. Now lets check out some highlights from this 91-88 win for the Bucks.
* Brandon Jennings, can't say enough about him. He finished the game with 18 points, 7 assists, and the game winning bucket. Not a huge game but just another game where he made plays when he needed to and he also kept the Bucks in it. They hit a little cold streak in the third quarter, but Jennings scored 8 of his 18 in the third. With this game he will earn himself the Bucks POTG award for Wednesday night.
* Ersan Ilyasova had nice game off the bench for the Bucks. He finished the game with 15 points, 6 rebounds (four of which were offensive), and he was 7-8 from the field. Always nice to see a guy come in off the bench and do some work.
* Both teams struggled from the free throw line Wednesday night. Each team shot 21 free throws, but each team had a hard time making them. The Bucks finished 12-21 from the line, which is just awful. The 76ers finished 14-21, which is nothing to brag about.
* Bucks took care of the ball which always helps. The Bucks won the turnover battle, with 8 turnovers to the 76ers 16 turnovers.
* Elton Brand owned the Bucks for the whole game except for his second to last shot of the night. He had a bunny to tie it with about 10 seconds left and he under laid it. He got is own rebound and missed a fade away. I would say 99-100 times Brand makes this shot. He finished the game with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. He will get the Hunter of the Night award.
Overall a good pick me up game for the Bucks after the heart breaker to the Mavs Tuesday night. The Bucks are still in the 9th seed, with a 19-25 record on the season. It is also helpful when you hold the other teams leading scorer to zero points in the first half (Andre Iguodala). The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Bucks coming up. They have a home/away with the Miami Heat. They play home Saturday night, and away Monday night. This will be a true test to see who, if anyone, will be able to shut down Dwayne Wade. For the rest of the box scores from Wednesday night click the link below.
Hint: He may win the Rumble this weekend.... (Winks Note: He better not.)
Then when the game felt like it was all but over, Carlos Delfino made an unbelievable three pointer from wayyyyyyy downtown. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who was covering covered Dirk, then forced a huge turnover to give the Bucks a final chance to win the game. The Bucks got a good look when Delfino drove to the hole, but his running was a little strong and the Bucks dropped another game.
Sorry for the short recap but its a day late so who cares, right?. Lets check out some highlights from this heartbreaking 108-107 defeat.
* Andrew Bogut had another awesome night. He finished with a career high 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 13-14 from the field. The hook shot was on Tuesday night, and Bogut did work down low. A game like this will earn him the Bucks POTG award for Tuesday night.
* Carlos Delfino, as I said before, had a huge shot at the end. He also missed a big shot at the end, but he did have a huge game to keep the Bucks in the game. He finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Good game for Delfino Tuesday. He was also 8-12 from the field and 4-5 from downtown. Never a bad thing when Carlos gets hot.
* The Bucks took more free throws, but only made two more than the Mavs did. The Mavs may have won this game at the line making 16 of 17.
* Both benches played a big role for their teams. The Bucks bench had 35 points. You would think that's a good total, but the Mavs were right there with us getting 34 points from the guys on their bench.
* Dirk had a nice game scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Another day in the life of Dirk Nowitzki. That will earn him the Hunter of the Night award. A least he didn't hit a luck shot at the buzzer again.
Overall a tough game for the guys in green. Now, since I've posted this after the Bucks next game on the schedule has already concluded, let's wrap up this recap and head on to one about their game against the 76ers. Until that's posted, entertain yourself with the box score while I get in a quick game of NHL 10.
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep without you next to me...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
God, this is awesome. Everything is awesome today. Things have never tasted sweeter, the air has never been as crisp, hell, even waking up this morning was fantastic and it's a Monday! Just when I thought that things couldn't get any better, Paul Allen and his insane sidekick once again deliver gold through their agony. You think it was awesome to watch Favre throw that interception? It's almost more awesome to listen to him do it. Check it out.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Bucks got off to a slow start in the first half as a team, but individually Bogut was hot right away. Bogut scored the first 8 points for the Bucks Wednesday, and he didn't slow down after that. The rest of the guys didn't really wake up til after halftime. Maybe it was a hangover from the road trip, but they got rid of it in the second half Wednesday.
It kind of started when Delfino scored 12 of his 22 points in the second quarter. I think that might have sparked everyone else to step up their games at halftime. After being down 56-49 at half Milwaukee went to work. Milwaukee started off the third with a 12-6 run to cut the lead to one early. The rest of the quarter was back and forth, and after three quarters the Bucks held a slim lead 81-78.
The Raptors have a bad record when giving up over a 100 points so that was a goal for the Bucks all night. Well they didn't let down Squad 6 Wednesday at the BC. Andrew Bogut played huge all game, but did foul out with 4:11 to go. Milwaukee had a 101-96 lead when Bogut left, and I felt that they would let this one slip away without Andrew in there. Wow was I wrong, with offensive rebounds by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Ersan Ilyasova, both for tip ins the Bucks would close out the game.
Lets take a look at some highlights from this 113-107 win.
* As I said above Andrew Bogut was huge again Wednesday. He put up yet again a double double. He finished the game with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks. We have been riding Bogut over the past 6 games. This is also his 6 straight double double. Those stats have Bucks POTG written on over it.
* Thank you Toronto for giving us Carlos Delfino. Del-three-no as Winks likes to say had a nice game against his former team Wednesday. He finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 4-8 from deep. Amir Johnson on the other hand who we gave up for Carlos has just 10 points and 7 rebounds.
* Charlie Bell and Brandon Jennings clicked for the first time it seemed all season. Combined that finished with 29 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds. Good to see the two starting guards put up good numbers.
* Bucks only had 7 turnovers on the night. Good to see the guys take care of the ball, unlike how they played on the road trip.
* Milwaukee assigned Joe Alexander to the D-league Wednesday. I smell something I just can't put my finger on it. Oh wait now I can, BUST.
* Stud of the night doesn't go to a guy wearing a Bucks jersey. Instead it was Chris Bosh, as much as I used to not like this guy I do now. I really think the only reason I didn't like him was because he played in Canada. He had a career game Wednesday night as he put up 44 points and 12 rebounds. Good game big guy, and I hope a team in the U.S.A. signs you next year. That will give him the Hunter of the Night award.
Overall always great to get a win, but even better when you are coming off an 1-5 road trip. We get to see the same Raptors Friday night, only different thing is we have to travel to their arena. Lets hope we can use the momentum from Wednesday nights game on Friday. Lets hope they can keep is up, and maybe even slow Bosh down just a little bit. For the rest of the box scores click the link below.
I got a fist full fifties, tequila just hit me...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Oh yeah, he can sing too.
Lets check out highlights from the 112-95 loss to Utah.
* Carlos Delfino came off the bench and felt it Saturday night, finishing the game with a career-high 28 points. He made six three pointers on the night too. He also threw in 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. That will get him the Bucks POTG award for Saturday night.
* Andrew Bogut had another double double Saturday night. Bogut finished with 10 points, and 11 rebounds. Solid game for the guy from the land down under.
* Jazz shot 56.4% from the field, while the Bucks shot 43.2%. Not a good night for the Bucks on the defensive side of the ball.
* Five Jazz players scored in double figures: AK47, Deron Williams, Mehmet Okur, Carlos Boozer, C.J. Miles. That's what we like to call team work.
* Deron Williams had a nice game for Utah. Williams finished the game with 18 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. He shot very well too going 7-11 from the field 2-3 from deep, and 2-2 from the line. That will earn him the Hunter of the Night.
It's twenty seconds till the last call...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The Bucks started the third quarter out with a 13-6 run, and cut the lead to 2. During this run all the starters, but Illysova had a point. The Bucks continued to roll in the third and actually built a lead after three quarters. Milwaukee had an 84-79 lead going into the fourth quarter.
You would think that the Warriors would start getting tired and throw up some bricks, but that wasn't really how it went. Maggette, Curry, and Ellis scored 19 of the 25 points in the fourth quarter. Golden State made a late charge as Maggette made a layup cutting the Bucks lead to just 3 points. The Bucks needed someone to make a big shot, well Delfino launched up a 3 pointer only for it to rattle out. One of the smallest guys on the court got a huge offensive rebound. Jennings got the board and ran down the shot clock again. With about 20 seconds Jennings fired up a shot from downtown that hit nothing but net. The Bucks would make free throws down the stretch to get the victory 113-104.
Lets look at some highlights from the game Friday night.
* Brandon Jennings might have got some of his "Jack" swagger back after this game. He shot the ball well, made some great passes, but most important got to the free throw line. I really thing he needs to do this to gain confidence in his jumper. Jennings finished the game with 25 points, 7 Assists and 4 steals. He gets the Bucks POTG award for his efforts Friday night.
* This game really needed to go through Bogut because Golden State loves to run. Bogut finished the game with 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Good game for the big guy who will be tested Saturday against Boozer and the Jazz.
* Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Bucks shot more free throws than their opponent. Thats right the Bucks shot 39 throws to the Warriors 27. Bucks also made 31 free throws so they didn't shot bad from the line either.
* Bench play was huge. The Bucks bench had 42 points, while the Warriors bench had 11 points.
* When you think Warriors you think points. Well they were limited with guys Friday so they had to rely one guy to step up and he did. Monta Ellis is a hell of a basketball player. He made great plays Friday night, while also scoring 33 points, and dishing 8 assists. Also when you play all 48 minutes in a game you earn the Hunter of the Night award.
Overall a nice win for the Bucks, the first of the road trip. Good to see Milwaukee could keep it close in the first half. The past few games they have been blowouts by halftime, and the Bucks could never recover. The Bucks will get no time off as they head to Utah for there next game Saturday night. I Thought Milwaukee might catch a break, but looks like Deron Williams will play Saturday night. For the rest of the box scores click the link below.
Till the roof comes off, till the lights go out...
Also the Bucks lost Wednesday to Portland. Game sucked so no recap if you want to look at the box score click here. Player of the game goes to......Ersan Illyasova.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Everybody likes to check out the Super Bowl odds, but it's a whole lot different when you're actually willing to put your money where your mouth is. At this point, I'm thinking Cowboys/Chargers, but that could just be wishful thinking on my behalf. Either way, I'm still going to try to profit off of my predictions by trying to flex my wallet and then we'll see what happens.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
The second quarter was a different story. This is when four Bucks decided that they were going to fight back in this game. Kurt Thomas, Hakim Warrick, Luke Ridnour, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored all of the 27 points in the second quarter. Not really the guys you would think to put up a nice total for the quarter, but it worked so we won't complain. Bucks were within 12 at half with the score at 54-42.
The third quarter was when things got interesting. Bogut found his hook shot, while Bell made three 3-pointers. This is when I felt that the Bucks might be able to steal a game from the Suns. After another hard fought quarter the Bucks were only down 79-76, and suddenly this game started to feel like a football game that was played 17.1 miles away the day before.
The fourth quarter was back and forth between the two teams. The Bucks had the lead twice, but both times would give that lead up right away. The Bucks tied it at 89, only for Nash to make two jumpers Jason Richardson a three. That would put the Suns up 96-89 and at that point the game seemed all but over. But it wasn't over. Remember who you are talking about here, the Bucks who fight till the end.
Lets check out some highlights from this tough 105-101 loss Monday night.
* Hakim Warrick was in heaven playing a fast paced no defensive game. This guy keeps earning more and more playing time every game. Warrick had his third double double of the season finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. This will earn him the Bucks POTG for Monday night.
* Luke Ridnour and Brandon Jennings had nice games combined. The two guards finished with 31 points, 15 assists, and 6 rebounds. I always like when these guys are on the court at the same time. The play very well together and it seems that Jennings speed really creates open shots for Ridnour who has just been on fire.
* 101 points seems good, but the problem with that is it took 101 shots to get to that total. Just a ridiculous amount of shots by the Bucks Monday night.
* Scott Skiles was taken to the hospital before the game for precautionary purposes due to an irregular heart beat. We would like to send our wishes out to Scott Skiles and we hope he is doing fine.
Overall I like what I saw in this game despite the loss. After just tanking in L.A. the night before the Bucks come out cold to start the first but don't give up. They also put up 101 points in their first game without Redd showing that scoring wasn't a problem tonight, but it could be in the future. The Bucks will need the bench to step it up like they did Monday. Up next on this road trip is going to be the Portland Trail Blazers. Lets hope that we slow down Brandon Roy and the boys to get our first win on this road trip. Click the link below for the rest of the box scores from the game.