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Posted on: December 15, 2008 7:00 pm
 

Milwaukee Bucks Week 6 & 7 (2-0, 1-3) (3-3)

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
Posted on: November 10, 2008 3:50 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2008 11:03 am
 

Milwaukee Bucks: Week 2 (2-2)

Well, well, well...

    This week there seemed to be a trend developing with the Bucks, start off the 1st quarter great, suck for the 2nd and 3rd quarter, and hope to have enough to battle back in the 4th quarter. Let me say, what a horrible trend to start developing. This week it seems that the Bucks forgot that there is 4 quarters and 48 minutes in the NBA baskletball games because they have only been playing about 20 minutes per game. I cant blame Coach Skiles for this.

   I actually want to commend Skiles. Eventhough the Bucks have no played great, or even decent for that matter, he has kept them at a 50% record for the week (one game below for the season). Also I like that he is playing around with the roster. I do not like the 3 forward line ups he loves to try but he gets an "A" for effort, plus we only have 3 active guards right now so I understand.

  •  Luke Ridnour(9.4pts, 6.2ast, 2.8TO) Ramon Sessions(17.2pts, 6.2ast, 2.8TO)
         The point guard situation, right now, seems to be a coin toss. Coach Skiles is hell bent on giving Ridnour the nod and I can understand why. Ridnour is experienced and has his best seasons in Seattle under a similar system, with a similar SG SF tandem (Ray Allen/Rashard Lewis vs Michael Redd/Richard Jefferson). Plus Skiles needs a scoring option with the second unit and Sessions can be that guy, whereas Ridnour is far from a scorer. They both share the same assist-to-turnover ratio so there is no difference in effeciency. The only noticable difference, right now, is in there scoring ability. As for now, the concensus is that Ridnour will be the starter. Right now they both are averaging slightly over 30 minutes per game and Redd averages about 35 minutes per game. When Redd returns they both will see about a 8-10 minute reduction in playing time because I do not see Charlie Bell playing less that 18-20 minutes per game (Skiles will not bench a guy who makes the money Bell does, $3.3 mil, and he playes 26 minutes per game now).

 

  • CODE REDD - On Sunday, against the Knick Michael Redd went down. Now this has had no effect on the guards, its actually great for them becuase they have seen increased minutes and numbers. Where is does hurt, though, is with the post players, Andrew Bogut and Charlie Villanueva. With no Redd commanding double teams or help defense, teams have been able to collapse the paint. Thus, rendering this pair, for lack of better words, useless scoring options. Over the past 3 games, they have averaged a combined 15 points on 33% shooting - YUCK!

 

  • Joe Alexander(1st rd, 8th pick) - If Redd sits this week then we should see more Joe and he can get big time minutes, if he stays out of foul trouble (8 pts on 3-5 shooting, 2 ast, 1 stl, 2-2 ft% and 5 FOULS in 24 minutes). If he lessens the fouls he can see consistant minutes and he showed flashes against the Suns saturday night. Notable that fast break dunk on a pass from Sessions.
    White men can jump!

 Mil @ NYK
In this game we seen leading scorer Michael Redd go down late in the 3rd quarter with a sprained ankle. This had little outcome on the game because the Bucks we already ahead by 16 points. Redd started the 3rd quarter charge, unfortunatley he went out but Richard Jefferson and Ramon Session hung in there to close the deal. This was a flash of the Bucks capabilities because all the starters scored in double digits, Bogut was the low man with 13 points.

This was also Sessions 2nd start of the season and he was masterful in Ridnour's absence -
18 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast & 3 stl - in a Bucks Win

Final 94-86

Mil vs Was
The Bucks had to battle back from a 14 point, 4th quarter, deficit. They were able to do so on the heels of an unsung hero, Luc Mbah a Moute, who scored 7pts, during a 10-2 Milwaukee Bucks run that got them within 4 points. The game went to overtime and the Bucks were able to steal the game back on our home floor.

Richard Jefferson held it down with 32 pts, 3 reb, 9 ast, 2 stl, & 1 blk, in the overtime win

Final 112-104

Mil @ Bos
In reality you can not expect the Bucks to do much against the defending champs, Celtics, especially with no Michael Redd but they tricked us and had another great 1st quarter. If games were only 12 minutes the Bucks would be the best team in the league. Again this is the Celtics though. Paul Pierce was able to put the clamps on Jefferson. Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins and Leon Powe dominated the frontcourts. Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Eddie House - c'mon Eddie House - yeah even Eddie House was able to severely limit the Bucks back court and force them into multiple turnovers. After the 1st 10 minutes it was not even a game any more.  

BUCKS LOSE no one really worth noting. Chuck V had a double-double, 13 pts 12 reb.

Final 101-89

Mil vs Pho
OMG!, Shaq dominated - 29 pts on 12-16 shooting, 11 reb, & 4 ast  - Charlie Bell was the leading scorer for the first 3 quarters. This was the making for disaster.  Andrew Bogut, Charlie Villanueva and Luke Ridnour were all no shows. Richard Jefferson was a half show.

Bucks got thrashed, looks like Sessions was the only one who came to play - 23 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 10 of 14 in freethrows, 0 TO, in 35 min

Final 104-96

 
 
 
 
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