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500 Days of Skiles

| January 25, 2012

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500 Days of Summer on girls being full of it:

Tom: Look, we don’t have to put a label on it. That’s fine. I get it. But, you know, I just… I need some consistency.
Summer: I know.
Tom: I need to know that you’re not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently.
Summer: And I can’t give you that. Nobody can.

Tom isn’t asking her to love him. He just wants her to stop yanking him around. One minute Summer tells Tom she’s not interested in something serious. The next: kisses, hand-holding, sex. Heck, she kisses him on the street then breaks up with him.

Scott Skiles can be Summer for positions 2 through 4. Flirt a little with the steady Shaun Livingston. Have a midnight fling with Stephen Jackson. Go wild with the mysterious, foreigner Ersan Ilyasova. Bat your eyelashes at the cute boy next door, Jon Leuer. That’s fine. Some of these suitors have looked better than others at this point in the season, but it’s still too early to settle down with any quite yet.

But at the 1 and the 5, you are MARRIED to Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut. Flirting with Drew Gooden for an entire fourth quarter is unacceptable. He had a soul patch on the back of his head. That is not Dad-approved!

One pixel on this venn diagram equals 8 miles.

Bogut was 3-for-10 with twelve rebounds and four assists in twenty-five minutes. In addition, his two-man game with Jennings was on point. Gooden was 4-for-10 with half as many rebounds and assists as Bogut in twenty-three minutes. He also was called for two defensive three second violations in the fourth. And his half-hearted effort to defend against Joe Johnson’s penetration may as well have been no effort at all.

Quick thing here: Skiles moving Ilyasova to the bench was a great move. He’s playing like gangbusters. But that move had good reasoning behind it. Ilyasova looked listless when he was starting. Bogut is active and doing well in rebounding and defense. His shot is just off. Reps are required to get it going again. He can’t do that while on the bench.

Scott Skiles Explaining why not to sub late in games, still not explaining why not to sub for an entire quarter:

We got a little bit of a hold on the game, and if you wait so long, bring the other guys back in it’s kind of unfair to them at that point.

Bogut playing late against the Hawks does guarantee the win. It makes it a completely different game. Maybe the Bucks get blown out by 20. But at least we’d all know that Skiles doesn’t just wake up in the morning and feel completely different about everyone.

Ian Segovia has seen 500 Days of Summer a handful of times. Enjoys it more than most Bucks games. Follow him on twitter. Like Bucksketball on Facebook.

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Ian Segovia has been watching the Milwaukee Bucks for several years and has been writing for about as long. Those are all his qualifications.

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  1. bucksfan says:

    Great intro man that was a great comparison lol to the bucks…@Wombats02 i really like your predictions, the rockets game tonight is going to be really tough saying we haven’t won there in 11 years, and Orlando later in the schedule has dominated us the last few years so that will be a stretch as well but i hope you are right!

  2. Wombat02 says:

    Bogut’s defense seemed to make a big difference in the game. It did look like he might have hurt his hand on that monster alley-oop but I haven’t read that reported anywhere. Who knows why Bogut didn’t play in crunch time against the Hawks.

    But looking ahead, Win 2 lose 1. How about the Bucks just keep that up for two weeks and then we can all feel good about ourselves for a bit. Here are the next 6 games, win four and feel good.

    @ Rockets – W

    @ Chicago – L

    Lakers – W

    Detroit – W

    Miami – L

    @ Detroit – W

    The next 6 are a little harder but still 4-2 is responsible

    Chicago – L

    Phoenix – W

    @ Toronto – W

    @ Cleveland – W

    Orlando – W

    Miami – L

    • Ian_Segovia says:

      @Wombat02 Don’t know about winning at the Rockets tonight. Totally feasible, but Kyle Lowry is a boss. My stance is that as long as the Bucks can stay near the 8th seed through January, then they’ll have a reasonably good season. Toughest month is this month. The rest is gravy (minus the back-to-back-to-back stretch later in the season).

  3. EdwardIlano says:

    Want to end up in the playoffs only to see “her” go with another team & then meeting “lottery” at the end.