The Milwaukee Bucks are off to 1-4 start to the 2010-11 NBA Season. Second year Guard Brandon Jennings tweeted “Gettin ugly… No way we should be 1-4. That’s all!!!”. That being said after a tough loss to the Celtics Wednesday night.
Injuries are always key factors to a NBA team throughout a 82 game season. Milwaukee came into todays game without key acquisition Chris Douglas-Roberts. CDR has not played in a Bucks uniform this early season due to an eye injury. John Salmons missed all of training camp and Pre-Season due to a sprained knee. Salmons is off to a slow start to the season shooting 26.9% from the field averaging 7.8 ppg. Salmons was a key edition to the Bucks second half success last year, averaging 19 ppg coming over from the Bulls.
Carlos Delfino is shooting 50% from beyond the arc, ranking him in the top five in three balls made. Although the stats are great, Delfino had two key turnovers in the late minutes of overtime to cost the Bucks the game in Boston Wednesday night.
Andrew Bogut has started to bring his game back quietly, scoring 21 points and grabbing 13 boards in the loss. As you all know Bogut had the gruesome elbow injury before the playoff’s last season. Bogut “For people asking: my arm isnt great and it wont be all season. Im trying to forget about it and play, yes it is tough, but ill be fine.”
The Bucks need to start bringing all of it together. They have great depth, with one of the best sixth man of the year candidates in Corey Maggette. Coach Scott Skiles is still trying to figure out the rotation with his squad. Milwaukee is known to bring the team chemistry and wins together after the All-Star Break. In my opinion, it’d be nice to see them pull off a good record in the first half of the season, and make a playoff run on some of the top team’s being the Heat, Celtics, Magic and Hawks.
Milwaukee: Corey Maggette missed his first free-throw after going 35-35 from the line this season.
Milwaukee: Keyon Dooling played his 600th career game.
Boston: Paul Pierce scored his 20,000 career point from the line with 13.2 seconds in OT.
Boston: Rajon Rondo breaks record for most assists in first 5 games of season;passing Magic & Stockton.
Around the League:
- Rumor: Josh Smith possibly out in ATL;Detroit destination?
- Rumor: Kaman for Prince?
- Cav’s: Jamison was put on inactive list due to sore knee.
- Garnett denying reports of calling Villanueva “Cancer Patient”.
- Kobe commits to Coach K; 2012 Olympics
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