Thursday, February 25, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks Return to .500

Last night at the Bradley Center during a lake effect snow storm, our Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Orleans Hornets, 115-95. Andrew Bogut led the way with 26 points, 13 rebounds and his fourth consecutive double-double. Recently acquired John Salmons scored in the double digits, something he has been doing ever since trade from the Chicago Bulls.

The Bucks’ latest win places them at .500 after the all-star break, something they haven’t achieved since the 2005-2006 season. The same season the Bucks made it to the playoffs. Currently the Bucks are tied for 7th in the Eastern Conference. That’s what I’m talking about! The Bucks are at a turning point in the season and they appear to be heeding the call. It kind of reminds me of the Packers this season after they lost to Tampa Bay this season. They were 4-4 and knew they needed to get their act together and they ended up capturing a Wild Card seed. Will the Bucks follow suit and secure a playoff seed? Better get a ticket to the next Marquette home game at the Bradley Center to find out!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Milwaukee Buck John Salmons Hits Key Three-Pointer

In his first game, Milwaukee Buck John Salmons forgot the plays that he learned as soon as he got off the bench. He was tutored during the game, as his tea mates were happy to help him through his first night. He had 33 minutes of playing time, but sinking the three-pointer with 16 seconds to play was the highlight of the game.

That same night, Brandon Jennings was cold. He was 1 of 13 for the night. Andrew Bogot was struggling as well. What both those men did on the other side of the ball made up for their lack of offensive production. Bogot had a dozen rebounds, and five blocks, while Jennings had a last minute steal that put the game out of reach for Detroit.

The next night, Brandon Jennings got hot. Salmons scored 19, and so did Jennings. The Bobcats were down by as much as twenty, as our Milwaukee Bucks moved into the eight playoff position. Charlotte came close near the end, but didn't get over the hump. Final score Bucks 93 Bobcats 88.

Last night, Bogut grabbed the spotlight as he had his second double-double of the season. The Knicks couldn't get anything going in the second half. They scored only 26 points in the last thirty minutes. They remain the eighth seed in the upcoming playoffs. It will take a miracle to keep the team in playoff standings, but three wins in a row is a fine start.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks Make a Run for the Playoffs

Starting tonight against the Houston Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks will begin their run for the playoffs. Can they make this year's playoffs? Let's hope so! With thirty-one games remaining in the season and only 1 game behind both the 7th and 8th seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks have a good shot of securing a playoff spot. This is the make it or break it portion of the season for our Bucks.

So what will it take for the Bucks to make the playoffs? Plain and simple, they need to win games. Especially their home games. Out of their 31 remaining games, the Milwaukee Bucks have 17 games left at the Bradley Center, 10 of which are in March. So far the Milwaukee Bucks have a 16-8 record at the Bradley Center so their schedule looks promising. As long as our Milwaukee Bucks can keep their energy high and win those close games which have proven to be tough, I believe you will see the Bucks in the playoffs. I better get some tickets to tonight's home game at the Bradley Center against the Houston Rockets to get in on the action!

If the Bucks make the playoffs, can Brandon Jennings win rookie of the year?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks VS New Jersey Nets | Bucks Hot Streak

The Milwaukee Bucks have one 6 of their last ten games, and I call that a hot streak. Ok, our team is 17 games behind the central division leaders, but we're not completely out of it yet. Cleveland is hot, winning ten straight. They are the best team in the NBA right now, and they happen to be in our division. Let's just focus on the positive for our Milwaukee Bucks.

For the month of February, then won at Miami and New York, then came home to the Bradley Center and defeated the Pacers. Yes, they lost to the lowly Pistons last night. I like the way that they are playing, and as long as they keep chipping away at their overall record, there is still a shot that they make the playoffs.

The NBA All Star weekend is almost upon us, and Brandon Jennings should make the highlight reel. Speaking of, I lost my Brandon Jennings bobblehead on the way out of the Bradley Center on Monday night. If anyone spots it, give me a shout. I paid good money for the Bucks tickets to go to that game, and now I'm short one bobblehead.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings named Rookie of the Month (Again)

Just how many times can one player be named rookie of the month? Rookie Brandon Jennings has been named rookie of the month for the third consecutive time! What an incredible guy! No player has ever won this award more than three times in a season. Will Jennings smash this record? Only time will tell.

Speaking of Brandon Jennings, this Saturday’s home game at the Bradley Center will feature Brandon Jennings bobbleheads. Those attending Saturday’s Milwaukee Bucks game against the Indiana Pacers will leave with a Jennings bobblehead. The Bucks most recently lost to the Orlando Magic, but had a three game winning streak before that. Go Bucks Go!