Bucksketbeautiful Basketball: Bucks 105 Sixers 96
|Ersan Ilyasova, SF 18 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 2 PTS | -1Ilyasova continues to be dreadful. The form on his shot has been inconsistent. He’s often unsure if he should even take the shot.|
|Tobias Harris, SF 18 MIN | 4-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | +4Decent offensive game, but it’s time to start looking at how much Harris’s burgeoning offense is being offset by his generally poor defense. Several of Jason Richardson’s open shots were due to Harris being late on rotations. He doesn’t know where he needs to be on defense.|
|Monta Ellis, PG 38 MIN | 8-20 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 18 PTS | +17If you’re going to miss the majority of your shots, then at least hang onto the ball. Ellis had six turnovers. I can only assume if he hadn’t turned it over those possessions, then he’d have six more field goal attempts.|
|Brandon Jennings, PG 38 MIN | 12-21 FG | 5-5 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 33 PTS | +25Jennings was the full package today – racking up stats in every category. Jennings had 33 points on 21 shots. That’s good. More importantly, Jennings had one turnover. He was the reliable steady hand as the rest of the Bucks wilted against the Sixers pressure defense with a total of 23 turnovers.|
|Ekpe Udoh, PF 21 MIN | 2-5 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | +1Udoh more than doubled his season rebound total today – bringing it up to 9 for the season!|
|Marquis Daniels, SG 25 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | +5Daniels looks uncomfortable when he’s dribbling the ball, but he still got heavy 4th quarter use. That’s a strong indictment of Harris and Dunleavy’s defense.|
Two Things We Saw
- Every time I was about to curse Ellis or Jennings shot selection, Nick Young would do something completely outrageous and unexpected. Basically, it was a vintage Nick Young game.
- Jrue Holiday got an extension. Jennings didn’t. This isn’t an attempt to disparage either. Holiday had a great game and looked very smooth. It’s just interesting that Jennings played with a swagger and focus against Holiday that he hasn’t shown recently.