Its hard being a Bucks Fan...
They now stand at 10-15 and are 12th in the east, only better than Charlotte, Washington and Indiana
For the 1st week of December, the Bucks caught a much needed Lazy schedule and only had to play 2 games, both at home and both against beatable teams - AND THEY WON! Well I did not expect them to lose against the Bulls and Bobcats.
Last week the Bucks took a 3 game west coast road trip and got HAMMERED, losing to the Lakers, Suns and Warriors. Against the Lakers they had a good chance to steal a game. They were comming of of 2 solid wins and could have taken that momentum into LA; But they did NOT. The Lakers played poorly as well - this game was very sloppy. The Lakers did dramatically improve their shooting after the 1st half and the Bucks continued to build a mini ball park with all those bricks the laid.
Against the Suns, Shaq, once again, dominated? Yeah, his disdain for Scott Skiles takes 10 years off of his age. Shaq beat the drum known as the Milwaukee Bucks to the tune of: 35 points, on 14 of 19 shooting, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks all in 34 minutes.
Then the Bucks played the Warriors and got winded. I guess thats becoming a trend for theses back-to-back road games. In the Forth quarter the Warriors just poured it on and the Bucks enjoyed the oncourt seats.
So after getting a 2 day break, the Bucks were able to take care of business at home against the Pacers. Actually, the Bucks stuck their foot up the Pacers @$$. Four players scored 20+ for Milwaukee - Michael Redd lead with 27 pts, Charlie Villanueva dropped 26 pts, off the bench, Richard Jefferson had 20 pts and Andrew Bogut had 20 pts to go along with his 20 reb - yeah a dbl-dbl.
Tonight the Bucks are down in Miami to take on the Heat, who just got thumped by the Grizzlies yesterday. I can say with CONFIDENCE: the Bucks are a solid bet on taking out the Heat. I'm thinking 35 from Redd and 20 from Chuck V, Jefferson will get like 17 and Bogut will have like 17 rebounds... 101-95 Bucks.. ANY TAKERS?
I am thinking the Bucks will be a good sleeper team to Pick, the toughness of their schedule thus far is going unnoticed. Since last Sunday, against the Lakers, until Friday, against the Knicks, the Bucks are on a stretch where they will play 6 of 7 games on the road - with the one home game being against the Pacers last Saturday - which will give them 18 road games out of their first 28 this season! Therefore, if the can hang in there, they can make a late season push - they play 19 of their last 30 games at home.
Here's some Fun Facts
- the Bucks are the LEAST valuable franchise at $278 Million
- Only LeBron James and Shaq have scored over 30 points on the Bucks this season
- the Bucks are 8-1 against teams at or below .500
- The Bucks STILL lead the league in fouls per game with 25.64