No good, quality basketball has come from a Milwaukee Bucks/Detroit Pistons game over the past year, and Saturday night’s 89-78 Pistons victory was the ugliest yet. Everything about this game felt different than a usual poor shooting performance from the Bucks, mostly because of the team's accompanying half-hearted defensive effort. By Jake McCormick … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Bucks reach season breaking point in loss to Detroit Pistons
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By Jake McCormick It would be way too easy to kick the Toronto Raptors while they’re down by making a clichéd joke about their nonexistent defense. But when a team like the Milwaukee Bucks crossover 100 points halfway through the fourth quarter and start slacking defensively because they’re that confident in their chances of a basket, it’s almost necessary. With a 77% field … [Read more...] about Seven Bucks finish in double figures against a bad defense. But I’ll take it.
By Jake McCormick The last 10 years of Milwaukee Bucks basketball have followed a success arc similar to former point guard Damon Stoudamire. When Stoudamire broke into the league as a Toronto Raptor, he won the Rookie of the Year award and averaged 20 points and nine assists in two and a half years in Canada. After a trade to Portland, Stoudamire’s role diminished and he … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Bucks early 2000s dominate all-decade team
By Jake McCormick Editor’s note: I’ll be updating The Sports Bank Twitter status from the Bradley Center on a regular basis, and I’ll have a reaction to this weekend’s games on Monday. Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles must be the best motivational speaker since Tony Robbins. For the third game in a row, the Bucks were trailing at halftime before finishing the game … [Read more...] about Bucks continue bad first half, strong second half trend with 99-85 win over Nets