Stackhouse debuts, Bucks celebrate homecoming with win over Raptors

By Jake McCormick


After (what seems like) seven years on the West Coast, the Milwaukee Bucks return to the cozy, frigid, moderately temperate climate of Wisconsin to take on the Toronto Raptors. Traditionally a team that prefers a late entrance to the party, the Bucks rallied from a 56-49 halftime deficit to win 113-107. [Read more…]

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


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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