And so it is. The Bucks season is at the official halfway point, and it’s not pretty. Losers of 7 of their last 10 along with a 6 game home losing streak, the Bucks are 7 games below .500 and 10th in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. A break from Bucks basketball is good for everyone involved, from players to season ticket holders. So begins another round of Buck Hits.
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02/22/12 Bucks @ Bulls
Big Man Bad News #1: Drew Gooden has a torn wrist ligament. Gooden claims he wants to come back next week, which means he might play with pain the rest of the season. Sound familiar?
Big Man Bad News #2: Looks like free agent center Joel Przybilla is heading back to Portland. So much for his wisconsin love.
Feel Good Story #1: The Bucks are hosting their annual blood drive today. If you are physically able, please donate!
Feel Good Story #2: Brewhoop, in an effort to cheer up the fanbase reminds us that Shaun Livingston’s resurgence is a bright spot this season.
Coach Scott Skiles has a strong opinion regarding rest in professional sports. What’s notable is while it appears that he’s speaking in general terms, he’s most likely talking about the Bucks.
“Any time you have slippage now, it’s very hard to catch up. It just keeps slipping and slipping and slipping.” Eek.
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