Monday, March 26, 2012

The Milwaukee Bucks Quest for a Playoffs Spot

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Our Milwaukee Bucks are just 1.5 games away from nabbing the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. The team that stands in their way? The New York Knicks. It just so happens that the Bucks are in New York playing the Knicks tonight, so this will be a must-win game for the Bucks if they want to stay in fight for the playoffs. All in all, it seems as though things are looking up for the Milwaukee Bucks. They just came off of an impressive record six-game winning streak (which came to an end last Friday against the Boston Celtics). New Bucks players Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh have added some much-needed depth to the Bucks' roster and for the first time in awhile, the Bucks have an abundance of players with talent.

Unfortunately, the Bucks lost to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, but that happened to be the Bucks third game in a row. The Bucks had a bit of trouble getting back to Milwaukee from Charlotte, so I like to chalk that loss up to the Bucks running out of steam. However, in order to make it into the playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks will have to find a way to keep up their momentum. According to Coach Skiles, the Bucks need to be able to win against the better teams in the league, not just the teams with records under .500.

What do you think? Can the Milwaukee Bucks make it to the playoffs?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Milwaukee Bucks Trade Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson

Last week, the Milwaukee Bucks were at a make-it-or-break point of their season. Now, the Bucks have won four games in a row and have acquired two new players. That's right, the Milwaukee Bucks traded Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson for Monta Ellis and Ekpe Odoh. It's kind of hard to imagine a Bucks roster without Bogut, but at the same time, the Bucks have been without him for awhile thanks to injury.

The Bucks are hoping that the new players will help the team continue their winning streak and reach the playoffs. In addition, these new players are an investment in the Bucks' future as Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh are only 26 and 24 respectively. The players seem eager to help the Bucks win and make it to the playoffs and I hope they are successful. I'm excited that the Bucks' have a chance to make it to the playoffs, but I'm sad to see Bogut go. Sure, he spent most of this season on the bench and had unlucky bouts with injuries, but he truly was a talented player and I can't help but wonder "what might have been" had he been able to stay healthy.

Both Ellis and Odoh come from the Golden State Warriors. Interestingly enough, the Bucks play the Warriors on Friday. Ellis and Odoh won't make their debut with the Milwaukee Bucks until the following Thursday against the Boston Celtics. Go Bucks!

On a side note, what will happen to Sqaud Six? With Bogut gone, the whole name sort of loses its meaning. Maybe they can become Squad Three (for Jennings)? Bogut was the heart and soul of Squad Six so maybe the cheering squad will disband. I hope not!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Milwaukee Bucks Show Promise at the End of Game vs. 76ers

Milwaukee Bucks ticketsI've been emphasizing lately how the Bucks totally choke when it comes to the second half of their games. The Bucks' victory against the 76ers on Monday night at the Bradley Center showed promise. Things are looking up for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks were finally able to close out a close game. Beno Udrih scored with 58 seconds left in the game, helping the Bucks win 97-93 over the Bucks. The Bucks snapped their 3 game losing streak and four players scored in the double digits. Brandon Jennings scored a game high of 33 points. Time will tell if the Bucks will start making this a habit. They have two important home games coming up. Tonight, the Chicago Bulls come to the Bradley Center. Friday, the New York Knicks are in town. The Bucks have home court advantage working in their favor, but they've had a difficult time finding a win against the Bulls. I am interested to see where things will stand with the Milwaukee Bucks come next week.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bucks Barely Beat Wizards, Fall to Boston

Milwaukee Bucks ticketsI feel like I’m writing the same blog posts over and over again. The Milwaukee Bucks start off their games strong, usually leading at the half, but then peter out by the end of the game. The Bucks barely beat the not-so strong Washington Wizards the other evening at the Bradley Center. Thanks to Ilyasova’s tip-in in the last seconds, the Bucks came out on top. These are games that the Bucks should be winning, especially since the game was played at the Bradley Center. Last night, the Bucks fell to the Boston Celtics, whom they were leading at the half. Then in the third quarter, Boston pulled ahead and never looked back.

The Milwaukee Bucks are very inconsistent. That’s probably an understatement. It seems like some players either have record breaking games, or they barely play at all. This inconsistency is what's hurting the Bucks. I've said this before that they have the talent, but the talent is inconsistnent. I'm not sure how this can be fixed, but it needs to be.

Up next, the Bucks will play two more games on the road before playing a 3 game home series that includes the 76ers, the Bulls, and the Knicks. I'm interested to see what will happens when Linsanity comes to the Bradley Center on March 9th.