Brockman Ruins Things. They All Ruin Things. Magic 94 – Bucks 85
|Jon Leuer, F 7 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | -3
The Jon Leuer experience came to a grinding halt because of foul trouble. What a sad day for Wisconsin. A sad day for America. Once Leuer shows Skiles that he can play adequate defense without fouling then his playing time will be limitless. The sooner the better. I’ve had a really bad headache all day and Jon Brockman’s 17 minutes only exacerbated my problem.
|Shaun Livingston, PG 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 14 PTS | -15
Tonight’s loss was to the Magic was both similar and different than the last loss to the Magic. Both losses came after the Bucks held a large lead in the fourth. In the first one, the Magic buried the Bucks with a three point barrage. This time the Bucks just couldn’t convert in the paint. There was no better example of this than the many layups Livingston had to alter to get the ball above Dwight Howard’s reach.
|Brandon Jennings, PG 31 MIN | 4-20 FG | 4-5 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 14 PTS | -14
The effort and energy seem to be back. Also back: the long twos and generally bad shot selection.
|Stephen Jackson, SG 12 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -10
Part of being professional is saying the right things. Stephen Jackson does that more or less in his Stephen Jackson way which is to say not at all. The other part of being a professional is doing the right things. Playing a mediocre, underwhelming 10-20 minutes every game is not exactly that.
|Jon Brockman, F 17 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -25
|Tobias Harris, F 16 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +8
Harris is capable of averaging 20 points or more if he ever gets consistent, heavy minutes. His penchant for drawing fouls, efficiency and willingness to play in the post would have a great asset late in the game especially after Dwight Howard’s fifth foul.