Happy frigid Monday, Bucksketball faithful! The Bucks have great reason to be excited about their play at home. A 3-1 homestand for a 9-13 team is reason to celebrate. Party’s over, however and the Bucks are in Texas for a two game road swing against the West’s best in Dallas and San Antonio.
The Bucks are in Dallas tonight, with the Mavs looking to increase their winning streak to a baker’s dozen. For all your pregame perspective look no further than Bucksketball’s game day preview.
The term “signature road-win” was a common phrase in Bucks basketball during the 09-10 season. The team finds themselves looking for the same thing this year, and they get a crack at it tonight against the Mavs. Charles Gardner has more on the Bucks perspective of tonight’s game at JSOnline.com.
In case you didn’t know, John Salmons has been shooting horribly this year. So horrible that he got a front page article in the Journal Sentinel about it. Read said article to see what John has to say about his slump. Not to be overly negative, the Journal is also covering Bogut’s return to prominence.
In the PR nightmare of the year for the Bucks, well outside of their record, the Bucks turned down a soldier’s request to propose to his girlfriend during a Bucks game. I’m sure they’ll figure it out, the Bucks are great at turning things around. But, isn’t the cat already out of the bag?
The Corey Maggette experiment is working! Well not entirely, but the Bucks are the best in the league at drawing fouls, as covered by Alex at Brew Hoop. (Surprise, surprise, they’re also the worst at scoring points.)
Marc Stein pokes a jab at Milwaukee after ranking the Bucks 17th, stating “The Bucks’ 7-13 start and various struggling signees (Gooden, Maggette, Salmons) add to undeniable disappointment … but they couldn’t drop lower than No. 8 if they tried.” Don’t tempt us, Stein. Anywho, Hollinger keeps the Bucks ranked 20th.
Charles Gardner sees light at the end of the tunnel, ranking the good guys 18th after the 3-1 homestand.
Creeping up one spot a week, the Bucks now rank 20th at NBA.com. NBA.com was also nice enough to point out that Andrew Bogut averaged 20.8 points and 16 rebounds during the 4 game homestand.
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