Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bucks Roll Wizards In D.C.

We all know that Bucks victories have been few and far between lately, but even Brandon Jennings and John Salmons were even a little surprised at their latest result, as they didn't have to play the whole fourth quarter. Milwaukee is not used to blowing team out, so I would have to assume that this was a good feeling for them as the Bucks beat the Wizards 95-76 Tuesday night. The win somehow puts them just 2 1/2 games out of the 8th spot in the East. If they are going to make the playoffs, they need to do more of what they did on Tuesday night, as the starters finally started to score for the Bucks with 4 of the 5 guys scoring 14 or more points.

We've seen by now that this team is really just made up of a bunch of role players, but if four of those guys don't score more than like 12 or 13 points, they just don't stay in games.  On Tuesday night it was Brandon Jennings leading the way with 23 points, with John Salmons right behind with 22 points. Andrew Bogut returned to the starting lineup, and led the team in rebounds (9), and assists (7). The Bucks also played some solid defense in this one, as they held the Wizards to a total of 31 points in the second and third quarter combined.

Milwaukee will be right back at it again Wednesday night as they come home to all the snow. They will face Cleveland at 7:00 central time at the Bradley Center. The Cavs have been playing well since they traded Mo Williams away, so this won't be a walk in the park at all. If the Bucks are able to win this game though they can get back in the playoff hunt, but really I don't know why they'd want to. This team can't play as poor as they have been and then beat teams like the Celtics or Bulls. They did hang with Boston on Sunday, so maybe they'd be able to figure something out, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

In other Bucks news, Brandon Jennings signed a pair of shoes for Barack Obama after the game. I know everyone might be up in arms because the President is focusing on a pair of signed shoes rather than things like the economy, but I'm sure he isn't going to take a week off to walk around the White House in his signed Brandon Jennings shoes, so everyone can calm down.


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