Three Things We Saw
- Larry Drew wants the Bucks up the court in less than four seconds and more often than not, they’ve been hitting that target. It hasn’t resulted in a ton of good offensive sets, but perhaps as the team gets more cohesive, we’ll see that improve. At the very least, they are hitting this detail pretty well.
- The Wolves, a terrible 3-point shooting team last season, hit all six threes they attempted in the third quarter.
- Ersan Ilyasova did not play due to an sprained ankle. John Hammond said at half that it’s a lower ankle sprain, which isn’t considered as bad as the dreaded high ankle sprain, so the hope is he returns sooner rather than later, but he didn’t put a timeline on it.
- Shoutout to the Fox Sports team of Jim Paschke and Sidney Moncrief for battling through some technical difficulties. They had to share one feed with the Minnesota broadcast team and occasionally sounded like they were using World War era walkie talkies, but kept powering through until things were figured out.