THANK GOD! I think if the Bucks would have been the first team to lose to the Wizards this season at home it would have been the end of our season. Things didn't look good from the start, but Milwaukee never gave up. They fell down by 12 early before getting back into the game right before halftime. The Bucks went into halftime only down two points, so the Bucks were still in this one. Again, thank God.
The third quarter is when the Bucks really got things going. Not only was the offense looking good, but the Bucks turned the defense up as well. The man that really got things going was Keyon Dooling. He finished 9-11 from the field, 23 points, and had 3 assists. Dooling is starting to take on a bigger role on this team. We need him with Jennings out, so I'm glad to see him step up.
Another good thing was getting a win when John Salmons took the night off. I think he could have played if needed, as he was active, but Skiles felt like they could afford to keep him on the bench even with the game close in the first half. When they busted it open in the second half, I'm sure Skiles was real happy Salmons could just take the night off. With two more games this week they need him rested up. This team can't afford anymore injuries this season that are long term.
As far as the injuries we have now, it sounds like Delfino will be practicing Thursday. Also Brandon Jennings said he wants to be back when the Bucks play the Clippers for sure. He hopes to even maybe get back a few games before that. The Bucks take on the Clippers in L.A. on the 31st, so he should be back soon too.
So I said I wanted a 3-1 week this week, and as it stands right now the Bucks are 1-1. Next up are the Cavaliers, and they are starting to look a little better. Ramon Sessions is getting starts now, since Mo Williams went down with an injury. J.J. Hickson is also starting to find his game again, so this will not be an easy game. Should we win? Yes. But we still need to play a solid game. Saturday we have the Grizzles who handed a game to the Hornets on Wednesday, so they will be looking to get back into the win column also. Huge weekend for Wisconsin sports, so enjoy the weekend with a cold drink and some great sport viewing.