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Cleveland was very “cavalier”: Bucks 121 – Cavs 84

| March 30, 2012

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Milwaukee Bucks 121 Final
Recap | Box Score
84 Cleveland Cavaliers
Ersan Ilyasova, PF 24 MIN | 9-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 20 PTS | +12

Huge start for Ersan as he put up 14 points in his first eight minutes. Everything else was just going through the motions. My goodness were the Cavs terrible and Bucks hot.

Monta Ellis, SG 32 MIN | 6-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | +9

He didn’t have the same game everyone else had, but who cares? This game was like an exceptional practice. Milwaukee is still better off is Monta is scoring more than 20 points the way he did against the Hawks.

Brandon Jennings, PG 31 MIN | 11-17 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 28 PTS | +23

Killed it. Pulled up jumpers, Threes. Passed the ball. Steals. Fast breaks. Jennings had it all going. The whole team had it all going.

Mike Dunleavy, SF 19 MIN | 5-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 16 PTS | +11

By the time Dunleavy checked out of the game in the second quarter after his first stint, this game was over and he played a big hand. 14 points with a 4-5 effort on threes with what seemed like hardly any effort. He helped stretch the Bucks lead from nine to 24.

Beno Udrih, PG 25 MIN | 3-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 10 AST | 7 PTS | +33

Someone had to help move the ball with everyone knocking down shots. Kudos to Beno. If I were Udrih I would have been out there chucking up threes like a madman the second Milwaukee had a 25 point lead.

Two Things We Saw

  1. My goodness. So many made shots. Roughly five minutes into this game and the Bucks had pretty much moved on past the Cavs. A great game for saving legs and getting shots up.
  2. Something tells me the Grizzlies trip to Milwaukee won’t be as simple as Milwaukee’s trip to Cleveland. The Bucks keep showing they can beat the bad teams. Now they have to build on that win against the Hawks on Wednesday with a win over another good team in the Grizzlies. Every game is important for the Bucks now. All equally important. But for our sake, the fans, and for the team’s mentality, a few wins over winning teams would be a good idea.

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Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball. He founded it in January of 2009 because he hated his job. It’s like basketball, but with Bucks instead of basket. I know ... I’m sorry. He might come off as a bit negative, but I'm really not so bad. He just wants the Bucks to succeed, so he points out areas where they are coming up short. Someone has got to do it and he's ornery and opinionated enough to take on that task. He isn't sure if this should be in third person or not. Contact him at Jeremy@Bucksketball.com if you must use e-mail.

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  1. ThisIsntUnicef says:

    The Grizzlies will be a real test for this team. The fact that national media has already concluded that the Knicks will be the 8th seed should be motivation to break Spike Lee’s heart. 

  2. PattiRafalskiDavison says:

    Feeling hot, hot, hot!  Tip of the hat to Beno orchestrating that fourth quarter with all the less experienced players and not loosing any ground.  Everyone got time on the court and everyone used it well.  Anxious to watch game tonight against Memphis.  Go Bucks!

  3. PattiRafalskiDavison says:

    Welcome back Jeremy….nice easy first assignment.  Just give everyone props!

  4. BrianShetrompf says:

    Go Bucks Go! Fear the Deer! haha I am excited for tonights game