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Preston is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is majoring in journalism and history. (Twitter: @pdschmitt1)

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A clutch defeat: Pistons 116 — Bucks 111

A clutch defeat: Pistons 116 — Bucks 111

| March 31, 2014 | 10 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 111 Final Recap | Box Score 116 Detroit Pistons Khris Middleton, PF Shot Chart 32 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -15 The rim wasn’t kind to Middleton, who finished with 14 [...]

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A critique of the Neal trade: Magic — Bucks Preview

A critique of the Neal trade: Magic — Bucks Preview

| March 10, 2014 | 8 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks Here’s an important preface: What is described below probably won’t significantly affect Milwaukee’s long- or short-term future. With that said, it’s unfortunate the Bucks incidentally acquired two players who are better than the two players for whom they were traded. It’s also unfortunate Milwaukee didn’t reach buyout agreements with those [...]

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Refreshingly competitive: Pacers 101– Bucks 96

Refreshingly competitive: Pacers 101– Bucks 96

| February 27, 2014 | 9 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 96 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Indiana Pacers Ersan Ilyasova, PF Shot Chart 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -5 When these two teams met last week, David West tossed [...]

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Back to reality: Magic – Bucks Preview

Back to reality: Magic – Bucks Preview

| February 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks The trade deadline is 3 p.m. CST Thursday. After this game, the Bucks don’t play again until Thursday night. Alas, this could be the last night Ersan Ilyasova pump fakes in a Bucks uniform. This could be the last night Luke Ridnour drills a pull-up jumper in transition in a Bucks [...]

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Two protected second-round picks and Caron Butler vs. Tobias Harris: Bucks – Magic Preview

Two protected second-round picks and Caron Butler vs. Tobias Harris: Bucks – Magic Preview

| January 31, 2014 | Reply

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks Naturally, Bucks fans’ eyes will fixate on the Tobias Harris vs. J.J. Redick Gustavo Ayon Ish Smith Caron Butler and two protected second-round picks matchup. Actually, they will just fixate on Harris. (Aside: I never know whether there’s still a need to address last year’s trade. It’s important to remember the calamity for accountability [...]

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Sifting through SportVU: Using Bucks’ data to find the strengths and weaknesses of a team under construction

Sifting through SportVU: Using Bucks’ data to find the strengths and weaknesses of a team under construction

| January 9, 2014 | 17 Replies

ShareTwo months ago, we took our first glance at the new SportVU player tracking data provided by NBA.com/Stats. Using an extremely small sample size of six games, we saw that rookie Nate Wolters was passing well, limiting his turnovers and struggling to score on the drive. Zaza Pachulia was getting a star-level number of touches at [...]

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Q & A: Paul Henning, “Save Our Bucks” spokesman

Q & A: Paul Henning, “Save Our Bucks” spokesman

| December 31, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareLast week, Bucksketball’s Jeremy Schmidt wrote an article detailing the aspects of SaveOurBucks.com that he liked and disliked. A stream of passionate dialogue ensued in the comment section — suggesting that “Save Our Bucks” is a rather polarizing initiative among Milwaukee’s fan base. The month-old website provides an in-depth chronology of Bucks owner Herb Kohl’s tenure and [...]

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Sanders returns and Giannis shines: Nets 104 — Bucks 93

Sanders returns and Giannis shines: Nets 104 — Bucks 93

| December 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 93 Recap | Box Score 104 Brooklyn Nets Ersan Ilyasova, PF Shot Chart 22 MIN | 2-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -7 Larry Sanders wasn’t the only player to return from injury. After [...]

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These guys again? Bucks — Bobcats Preview

These guys again? Bucks — Bobcats Preview

| December 23, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks For the third time in exactly 30 days, the Milwaukee Bucks (6-21) will face the Charlotte Bobcats (13-15). But let’s talk about what’s really important: Miroslav Raduljica. Raduljica has scored in double digits in three of the last six games, including a career-high 14 points in Saturday night’s win over [...]

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