Friday, November 21, 2008

Thirteen Games In

It's a Friday afternoon, the third week in November. It's cold outside. Sabathia and Sheets are still in the free agent pool. Nobody is talking about Brewers tickets right now. But no one is really talking about Bucks tickets either. The Knicks (6-5) are leaving their hotel for the Bradley Center to take on the Bucks (5-8) in only the 6th home game this season.

I know Bucks fans, the record thirteen games in is not as strong as I would like, but there is reason for hope. By the time you start ripping little paper doors off you advent calendar, the hard-luck Bucks will have already played a dozen road games against seven at home. That includes game in Cleveland, Boston, Denver and Salt Lake City - all losses.

Despite being 5-8, the Bucks have played some inspired ball with a handful of pleasant early season surprises, including the stellar play of second rounder Luc Mbah a Moute. It also seems the Bucks are responding to Coach Skiles no nonsense approach to the game. I'll be watching from the stands tonight as they try to put a fork in the Knicks.

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