Bucks Had GREAT First Half: Sacramento Kings 103 – Milwaukee Bucks 100
|Stephen Jackson, SG 39 MIN | 4-10 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 13 PTS | -9
Jackson hit a jumper in the fourth, then yelled something like, “Give me the ball!” Except it was a lot more vulgar and this is a family site. Well the Bucks did give him the ball and he kept turning it over (seven for the game). Then with the game on the line, he got it on the block with his back to the basket. He failed. No one was surprised.
|Ersan Ilyasova, PF 16 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 4 PTS | -16
Does Ilyasova even exist? Does he work on this plane of existence? It sure doesn’t seem like it. Ilyasova isn’t even jab-stepping or pump-faking anymore. Something is off.
|Drew Gooden, PF 34 MIN | 6-13 FG | 6-10 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 18 PTS | -7
18 points and 9 rebounds seem like a good game. But this is what I’m talking about when I say that Gooden’s numbers exist in a vacuum. They don’t really mean anything especially when the other team is snatching offensive boards left and right. They don’t mean anything when he’s not establishing post position. Everything he does in the game does nothing to set up an open look in the future. And he only exacerbates the Bucks problems of taking long twos.
|Brandon Jennings, PG 43 MIN | 12-23 FG | 1-4 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 31 PTS | -7
Wow! Did you see that lay-up? Swag. He was the only Buck playing at the end of the game. His late game steals were the Bucks only lifeblood in the fourth quarter. He was the only guy who actually went to foul Tyreke Evans at the end of the game after the Jackson miss. It is a wonder why he was so far away from the ball to begin with on that Jackson iso.
|Beno Udrih, PG 25 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -3
I called for Beno Udrih to take more threes. I was wrong. Other note: Jennings needs to learn how to use his body to block out defenders when he goes to the rim. He can learn that from Udrih.
|Jon Leuer, F 21 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 7 PTS | +16
Leuer should probably be starting as long as Ilyasova is going to be just a void of nothingness and Bogut is away. He’s not going to do much rebounding, but the Bucks weren’t doing that anyway against Jog DMC (DeMarcus Cousins). They needed his offense late in the game.
|Larry Sanders, C 21 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 8 PTS | +10
I really enjoyed watching Sanders get his Vlade Divac on. I’m going to stop typing now before I start describing this pipe dream I had.
Two Things We Saw
- 30, 28, 24,18. Lost numbers or the Bucks scoring per quarter from first to fourth?
- 55 to 31. The rebounding discrepancy between the Kings and Bucks. Jog DMC did a number on the Bucks in this department and Evans was gobbling up the all long rebounds. The Kings shot 19 percent from three. The Bucks even had a better field goal percentage. But as long as Bogut’s away, the second chance points are going to crush the Bucks.