Same shit different night for the Bucks on Saturday. Down by three points going into the fourth quarter, and they just sink it up in the fourth. It was another ugly scene at the Bradley Center, and the Pacers would go on to win 103-97, and the score was much closer than the game was. You would think with the Lombardi Trophy in the arena the Bucks would step up their game. That was not the case however, as they only played three quarters Saturday night out of the four that normal NBA teams play.
The game was also tough on the Bucks health-wise. Corey Maggette started off the game hot, but left with a back injury. Carlos Delfino took over for him, and scored a team high 21 points. The starters had a rough night as both Bogut and Jennings scored 10 points to lead the way for them. If your leading scorer out of your starters had only 10 points, don't think you are going to win a lot of games. They did all this in front of Packers all-pro Charles Woodson, who was sitting court side. That guy has tons of heart, you would think the Bucks could have shown some on his behalf.
On the other side of the floor, the Pacers have played awesome since they fired they replaced Jim O'Brien with Frank Vogel at the head coaching position. I don't think a coaching change would help our team out all, but the Pacers are 7-1 since they made the change. This was supposed to be the part of the year we started playing well, but we have yet to see it. Will we ever see it? I'm starting to think not.
It is getting tough to have any faith in this team right now. I still think Skiles should shake up the starting five, because it couldn't get much worse at this point. Milwaukee has two more home games before the all-star break. They have the Clippers Monday, and the Nuggets on Wednesday. If they could somehow win those two games maybe this season can be saved. We will have to wait and see, because I don't think this season has any chance of getting better.
For more on the Bucks, including a look at whether the Bucks should make a change at the head coaching position, make sure you check back here early this week for the first edition of "Winks Thinks" since the reformatting of the blog.