Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bucks Dominate First Half...

epic fail in second half.

I was pretty impressed with the Bucks in the first half last night. They played extremely well and without the services of Michael Redd. They managed to make a pretty talented Bulls lineup look like a high school squad. With the Bulls down 43-29 at the half, I thought. for sure I'd be heading to a bar for a few hop sodas during the 3rd Quarter... then Jannero Pargo and Luol Deng showed up.


Pargo threw up a couple quick points and Deng owned the boards in the 2nd half. It ended up being a very exciting 83-81 come from behind win with the Bucks blowing their chances on the final possession. Amazing game!


I was most impressed with Brandon Jennings. The guy is really tiny but fast, fearless, and extremely talented. He drove into the lane and dished this no-look behind the back pass to Gadzuric for a dunk that was wicked awesome. Jennings is truly an exciting player to watch.

6 comments:

EMoney said...

Last night's game was the first Bucks game that I watched in years (thankyou Directv for the free trial of NBA Pass). Here's what I took away from the game:

1. Something that I already presumed before I watched this team......without Redd, they're not good. Sure they looked good in the first half, but that was mainly due to the Bulls extreme sloppiness when handling the ball which led to TO's. In spite of holding a 16 pt lead in the 3rd quarter, the Bucks still managed to blow it....which was mainly due to the lack of a legitimate go to guy.

2. While I was impressed with the defense that Skiles has implemented....as well as the ability to scrap for loose balls and crash boards.....this team is severely lacking a go to guy when Redd isn't in there. Jennings seemed to be our only consistent scorer, with Bogut a close second. Neither is productive enough however to carry this team.

3. Early indications are that Brandon Jennings is REALLY good. He flies around the court....very Allen Iverson-esque, only he seems to look to distribute more than AI. He did jack up a number of quick and unnecessary shots, but that's to be expected from a rookie that unfortunately is being asked to carry too much of the load. That being said, unless BJ does a complete 180 with his play, I completely underestimated the guy.

Looking ahead, if Redd can get off and stay off of the injury report this year, I think that with continued solid play from Bogut and Jennings, Milwaukee could be a solid team and likely playoff contender in the east.

FPMKE said...

Good point E$. The guy I was at the game with made the same comment about AI and I followed it up with a comment about Jennings distributing the ball a bit more. Similar style of play for sure; could be a potential injury concern but it is fun to watch.

FPMKE said...

Oh, and the Daily Drink has a video of the dish and dunk posted on today's Morning Coffee.

Devil's Threesome said...

Has the term "Epic Fail" jumped the shark (or shart)? Not trying to bag on you FPMKE, I swear.

FPMKE said...

It's probably up for overused catchphrase of the year.

EMoney said...

In other news, Wes Matthews must be impressing coach Sloan. In the loss at Dallas last night, Wes played 14 minutes and finished with 8 pts (3-5 FG, 2-4 FT), 2 assists, and 1 board. Not bad for an undrafted FA in the 2nd week of the season.