Bucks-Timberwolves quickly becomes a battle for the basement

Corey Maggette

AP Photo/Jim Prisching

The Milwaukee Bucks‘ 94-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night played out like a bizarro version of the Mia Hamm/Michael Jordan Gatorade commercials. Anything Milwaukee did, Minnesota did worse, and neither team could do anything consistently better than the other. Case and point: The game’s final two minutes.

By Jake McCormick

More Milwaukee Bucks/Minnesota Timberwolves analysis. [Read more…]

Bucks-Timberwolves analysis: Wins are a point of view

Brandon Jennings

AP Photo/Jim Prisching

It’s never a good thing when Andrew Bogut plays 23 minutes and attempts five shots in a game against a less than impressive front line. But Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles had a few interesting lineup combinations that ultimately carried the Bucks to their 94-88 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Jake McCormick

Read the Milwaukee Bucks/Minnesota Timberwolves game recap. [Read more…]

Milwaukee Bucks play three quarters of domination in win over Washington Wizards

Corey Maggette

The Milwaukee Bucks weathered the storm of a nasty December-January schedule in a way that made the Perfect Storm shipmen look like they were on an Alaskan cruise. But now that it’s over, the Bucks kicked off the NBA’s easiest second half schedule with a 100-87 win over the Washington Wizards, who are now 0-20 on the road this season.

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ offensive weekend of futility

Brandon Jennings

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the Milwaukee Bucks have a record of 5-8 and very little to be thankful for other than their third ranked scoring defense (92 points per game).

Consider a few statistics from the Bucks’ weekend back-to-back against the worst team, record-wise, in the Eastern Conference (Philadelphia 76ers) and an Oklahoma City Thunder team that was missing superstar forward Kevin Durant and his trusty sidekick Jeff Green (46.2 combined points per game):

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Analysis of the Milwaukee Bucks loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

Andrew Bogut

Editor’s note: With the “Optimist, Pessimist, Realist” feature, I focus on one aspect of the game that deserves some hope for future success (Optimist), one that ellicits feelings of dread and negativity (Pessimist), and one thing that falls in the middle ground that is hard to argue against either way (Realist).

There wasn’t much to be celebrating from the Milwaukee Bucks90-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, but that certainly doesn’t mean there weren’t some encouraging opportunities for the Bucks to break out of their early season funk. [Read more…]

The Milwaukee Bucks Opening Night loss was good, bad, and ugly

Corey Maggette

One down, 81 to go.

The Milwaukee Bucks opened their 2010-11 season with a new look against the New Orleans Hornets, but fell 95-91 in a game that showcased a good amount of positive differences from the 2009-10 team and some problems that are still a work in progress. Whether it is a win or loss, that’s pretty much all you can hope for out of Opening Night in the NBA.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Corey Maggette and the art of drawing a foul

Corey Maggette

If there’s one positive thing you should take from the Milwaukee Bucks preseason finale loss to the Luke Ridnours Minnesota Timberwolves, it should be this: Corey Maggette, even playing at less than 80 percent, will carry this team to the charity stripe.

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