Thumbs down: Wizards 106 – Bucks 93
|Mike Dunleavy, SF 26 MIN | 0-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +14
|Ersan Ilyasova, SF 35 MIN | 9-17 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | -13
Points + Rebounds for Ersan make Jeremy a fairly pleased blogger.
|Larry Sanders, C 29 MIN | 8-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 17 PTS | -13
Solid game, until he was ejected.
Then he had the best game ever.
|Monta Ellis, PG 43 MIN | 12-19 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 8 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 26 PTS | -21
|Brandon Jennings, PG 41 MIN | 2-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 10 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -14
Another night, another point guard getting busy on Jennings. Wall had his way with the Bucks, as he’s often done in the past. Unfortunately, Jennings wasn’t able to hit any threes, which have really been helping his efficiency of late. He got his 10 assists, but Milwaukee needs him to both score and pass well, especially if he’s playing over 40 minutes. It’s a lot to ask, but probably not too much of a guy who was pretty into himself last week.
|Ekpe Udoh, PF 6 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | 0
Strange minute distribution, considering he’s coming off two of his best games of all time pretty much. Sometimes, it’s like that though. Especially when a team has 10 big men all of equal skill.
|J.J. Redick, SG 28 MIN | 6-14 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | -23
Shooting is solid enough, moving is always encouraged on offense, but Milwaukee’s been pretty bad defensively since he’s come on. That’s not necessarily his fault, but lineups with the three guards haven’t been much of a solution. Lineups with just he or one of the other guards have been better though.
Three Things We Saw
- Lineups that included Jennings/Ellis/Redick against the Wizards were -32 for the evening.
- Win now = Win Sometimes.
- It’s tough to travel as much as the Bucks have and keep coming out with wins. It would have been nice had they put either the Warriors or Kings or Mavericks away early and been able to rest a bit. Instead, those were all victories or losses that went until the final minutes. So Milwaukee may have been gassed in Washington. Well they get a day off today. And then the Heat on Friday. Hello .500.