Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut dominates depleted Orlando Magic

Andrew Bogut

Normally, a Milwaukee Bucks win over the Orlando Magic would’ve been classified as signature or a great upset. But against a Magic team with Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick, Mickael Pietrus, and most importantly, Dwight Howard battling a nasty stomach flu in Florida, the Bucks 96-85 win was just a quality start to a four game home stand.

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The Milwaukee Bucks ‘Larry Sanders Show’ was brightest spot in Denver loss

Larry Sanders Show

If the Utah Jazz have a home court advantage, then the Denver Nuggets play in the Thunderdome.

The Nuggets have lost to only five teams in the Pepsi Center over the past season plus, and lead the NBA in scoring at home. Although one of those losses was to the Milwaukee Bucks on March 20, Wednesday’s results were much closer to what you would expect from a deep, explosive offense playing a defensive-minded team without their best defensive-minded inside presence. [Read more…]

A glimpse into the Milwaukee Bucks without their Bigs isn’t pretty

Scott Skiles

AP Photo/Colin E Braley

What do Andrew Bogut, Corey Maggette, Carlos Delfino and Drew Gooden have in common? The answer: A DNP label next to their names for the Milwaukee Bucks 109-88 loss to the Utah Jazz.

While Delfino’s injury status was ambiguous until late last week, the temporary losses of Bogut, Maggette, and Gooden exposed the reality of what could happen should any of them go down for any extended period of time.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ defense unravels in loss to Los Angeles Lakers

Andrew Bogut

Last year’s Bradley Center matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers left the coach, players, and fans foaming at the mouth from an indefensible foul call that led to a patented Kobe Bryant finishing move.

The re-match Tuesday night ended in much less controversy, but an equal amount of disappointment as the Lakers snapped the Bucks’ three game winning streak with a 118-107 victory.

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Milwaukee Bucks Analysis: Different faces have the same problems

Carlos Delfino

The Milwaukee BucksSaturday night 87-81 loss to the New Orleans Hornets was one out of Wisconsin Badgers‘ head coach Bo Ryan’s playbook, as both teams rank in the NBA top 10 in defensive efficiency, points allowed, and opponent effective field goal percentage, and played every bit the part of their coaches’ defensive-minded philosophy.

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The Milwaukee Bucks suffer a deja vu loss to the Hornets

Brandon Jennings

By Jake McCormick

The venue was different, but the Milwaukee Bucks‘ song remained the same in their second loss to the New Orleans Hornets in 2010.

A night after recording their first road win of the season, without center Andrew Bogut, the Bucks continued their early season offensive struggles against the undefeated Hornets. But Milwaukee was able to keep the 87-81 loss close enough to magnify the multiple failed offensive possessions that superseded their successful defensive efforts. [Read more…]

Preview of the Milwaukee Bucks-Indiana Pacers game

Milwaukee Bucks

By Jake McCormick

After a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde showing in their Tuesday-Wednesday back-to-back, the Milwaukee Bucks have a good chance of building off the confidence and chemistry they showed in Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.

The Detroit Lions are to the Green Bay Packers as the Indiana Pacers have been to the Milwaukee Bucks over the last year, and although the Pacers are improved, the Bucks should still continue their streak against their Central Division rival. [Read more…]

Milwaukee Bucks suffer a throwback loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

Brandon Jennings

By Jake McCormick

In elections, a small sample size of voters leads to accurate early projections. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for early scoring runs in NBA games.

If the first six minutes of the Milwaukee Bucks 90-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers had decided the game, Milwaukee would’ve won by triple digits. But in the next 42 minutes, the Blazers methodically outshot, out-rebounded, and out-hustled the Bucks, dropping last season’s Cinderella favorite to 1-3 as they head to Boston on Wednesday.

For more in-depth analysis of the loss, click here. [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 Media Day showcases new players, high expectations

Brandon Jennings

Note: This is the first in a series of posts previewing the Milwaukee Bucks 2010-11 season, their newest players, emerging leaders, and overall expectations.

The Milwaukee Bucks‘ Media Day on Monday saw at least double the swarm of reporters from last year, and that’s as good of an indication as any of the heightened expectations and notoriety the Bucks face as they begin training camp for the 2010-11 season.

After all the schedule examinations, statistical predictions, and offseason trade, draft and free agency analysis, the key has officially been turned to start warming the engine on the Milwaukee Bucks 2010-11 season.

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