Come for the preview, stay for the Samuel Dalembert Cookie Challenge: Bucks at Grizzlies

Hey look – A preview!

The Milwaukee Bucks are big time tonight. Milwaukee traveled to Memphis last night and will take on the Grizzlies in the second game of ESPN’s Wednesday night doubleheader. The 8:30 (CST) start time should be well worth the wait for Bucks fans who’ve been waiting to get back on a national stage for some time.

The game itself may not be as fun. Memphis blew out the Bucks in their visit to Milwaukee in early November and continue to play like one of the league’s top teams. But, like Saturday’s game against the Clippers, Wednesday is another opportunity for the Bucks to prove to themselves that they are a team worthy of a 13-10 record. The feeling you get watching this group struggle with some bad teams and really struggle against good teams is that this is an 11-12 team masquerading as a 13-10 squad. But a couple of strong efforts in a row against quality opponents could change that feeling in a hurry.

Milwaukee could start with the Grizzlies tonight and move on to the Celtics, who they’ve played well this season, on Friday.

Choose the Form of the Destroyer

To say the least, I don’t know  what this means. But I do know that Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph seem like two guys who would have no problem feasting on venison they made themselves  if things did get all apocalyptical in the next couple days. Along those same lines, they’re going to be difficult for the Bucks to stop around the basket and in the mid-range area Wednesday night.

#FLEXING

Dunleavy’s return was certainly a boon for the Bucks, even if it comes at the expense of Marquis Daniels’ minutes.  Speaking of Daniels, he has now made nine of his last 18 3-point attempts. He’s shooting 40% from threes, which really indicates he’s only taking threes when he’s wide open and he’s taking them with a bit of confidence. Good on ‘Quis.

Here’s something ridiculous

You’ll have to go to the next video to get to the Dalembert Cookie challenge, but it’s worth your effort.

Prediction

Doron Lamb makes three shots.

Categories: Game Previews

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7 Comments

  1. Bucks are on ESPN tonight. This means three things.
    1. Brandon Jennings will try to carry the team on his back to show off for other teams who might want to trade for him. He will fall flat on his face.
    2. Scott Skiles will have a unhappy look on is face. Oh wait that happens every game.
    3. The Game will be interesting for a half. Then the Bucks will get blown out.
    The Bucks kind of suck but will make the playoffs because the Eastern Conference sucks even more. My last question is who will take more idiotic shots Jennings or Ellis? I’ll go with Jennings because of what I said on my first point.

  2. Did I seriously just see a promotional video for Ellis and Jennings to make the All-Star team? I think ellis takes WAY more idiotic shots then Jennings. Wish we had a new arena and a 50 win team, because wisconsin has great fans just not Bucks fans because we have been let down for so many years.

  3. “8th seed or bust” say’s it all. Jeremy, does the bucks management read your articles? Because they should, and they also should do something about how we view our team..

  4. Poor shooting tonight. Memphis has a legit title team. We couldve fared better, but hey, I’m not surprised we lost. Memphis has a strong starting 5 and a strong bench.

  5. I have such a strong love/hate feeling to the jellis duo. More so towards ellis. Last night a lot of obscenities were yelled at Ellis on my tv. I dont understand how a career 46% FG shooter can be shooting this ridiculously bad. Would also love to see more Henson and less Gooden. And please please Beno come back now. Doron Lamb is not ready to run point guard and he might never be.