Milwaukee Bucks 94 Final

Recap | Box Score

99 Atlanta Hawks
Carlos Delfino, SF 42 MIN | 1-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | -11

Josh Smith, Tracy McGrady and Marvin Williams took turns depantsing Delfino throughout the night. Smith was especially cruel. Delfino had no rhythm on offense and no tenacity on defense.

Ersan Ilyasova, PF 25 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | +7

Frankensova rose in time for a timely tip-in to put tie the game at 94 all. But then he lost his fellow vampire, Vladimir Radmanovic, who then hit a wide open game winning three. Besides those last two plays, it was a very non-descriptive night for Ilyasova.

Drew Gooden, PF 38 MIN | 8-21 FG | 9-9 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | -4
Brandon Jennings, PG 43 MIN | 10-23 FG | 9-11 FT | 3 REB | 9 AST | 34 PTS | -10

Jennings was spitting hot fire in the second and third. He had one stunning sequence: three, three, steal, floater. It was everything that Bucks fans want him to be. The question remains as to why he wasn’t heavily involved late in the game. Jennings never took a shot within the last 2 minutes of the game. Down 97-94, Jennings wasn’t trying very hard to get away from his man, a play that resulted in Drew Gooden’s Drew Goodenness.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, SF 23 MIN | 2-6 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | -12

23 minutes of playing four on five on offense. The clamor for Moute to develop an 18 footer has been going on for years. But why have the worst offensive player in a century take the worst possible shot on the court? In the past, I would say that they should just have Moute shoot at the rim, but he’s not even doing that well anymore. So the only answer may be not to play him.

Two Things We Saw

  1. So let me get this straight: down three and the play goes to Drew Gooden in the post where the defense absolutely suffocates him. The play was probably drawn up to be a bad three, but still, Drew Gooden was the back-up play.
  2. Tracy McGrady, Jerry Stackhouse and Vladimir Radmanovic sparked the Hawks run that won the game. It’s 2004 all over again.