Milwaukee Bucks players, coach reflect on the 2009-10 season

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings

By Jake McCormick

The Milwaukee Bucks season ending media session Monday afternoon included discussions about the past, present, and future direction of a team that shocked the NBA world with a 46-win regular season and came within a game of advancing their improbable run into the second round of the playoffs. [Read more…]

Milwaukee Bucks get back to .500 with win against the New Orleans Hornets

By Jake McCormick

With a 4-0 start to the post-trading deadline season, the Milwaukee Bucks are conclusively better than they were on February 18. The team’s 115-95 win against the Chris Paul-less New Orleans Hornets serves as a blueprint for what the team can do with their new toys and newfound identity. [Read more…]

The Bucks’ bile-inducing loss to the Pistons was far and away their worst of the year

By Jake McCormick

The Milwaukee Bucks’ loss to the Detroit Pistons last night falls in the same category as the Green Bay Packers loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Wisconsin Badger basketball team’s loss to UW-Green Bay, and the sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates. [Read more…]

Seven Bucks finish in double figures against a bad defense. But I’ll take it.

Roko

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 goal percentage in the fourth and a 53% clip overall, it’s inevitable.

The Toronto Raptors play defense with less frequency than hearing a good joke from Jeff Dunham. Even with seven players in double figures for points, it was no more apparent than in the play of reserve Roko Ukic, who was part of the trade with the Raptors that brought in Carlos Delfino. Overall, the entire offense was clicking no matter who set foor on the floor (a lot of the time without Andrew Bogut, too).

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