The Bucks got a victory at home last night against the Pistons, a move that’ll surely dash lottery hopes for the pro-tankers and keep the faith alive for the pro-first round exiters.


02/22/11 Bucks v. Pistons

Box Score

Analysis: JSOnlineBrewhoop

Game Notes: The Bucks were without Bogut, Moute, and Ilyasova, and managed to come away with the win in Earl Barron’s debut with the Bucks.


Speaking of Earl Barron, Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside ponders the effectiveness of the NBDL when players like Barron get signed while sitting at home. This isn’t to say Barron came to the Bucks out of shape, rather asking what the D-League is for when players that don’t utilize it still get picked up.

Your injury roundup:

Andrew Bogut: Strained Rib Muscle – Out at least a week
Ersan Ilyasova: Concussion – Return Unknown
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute: Flu Symptoms – Day to Day
Drew Gooden: Plantar Fasciitis. The Bucks announced Gooden would be out 4-6 weeks on January 26th, putting us in week 5 of his absence.

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