After a dismantling 2-5 start, The Milwaukee Bucks are starting to show their potential. A rocky start, due to horrendous shooting and self-forced turnovers, killed them in the early season.
Milwaukee has started to show progress after 3 straight wins against: New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors.
November 9, The new look Knicks came to town looking to showcase their new additions this season, such as Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire. This game was full of highlight plays. NBA.com could have done their Top 10 plays just from the game in the Bradley Center Tuesday night. Guard Bill Walker (NY) brought the house down early on while soaring above and behind over Center Andrew Bogut (MIL). Forward Drew Gooden (MIL) had tricks of his own, throwing a pass off the backboard to himself for a layup. Milwaukee wasn’t done wowing the home-court crowd. After Bogut blocked a shot, Guard Brandon Jennings (MIL) grabbed the ball weaving in and out of defenders, bouncing the ball between the legs with Bogut following for the slam. Bucks win 107-80.
Game Notes: Stoudemire and Jennings each led their respected teams with 19 points each. Carlos Delfino (MIL) held out of game with (Neck Strain).
The Phrase “Fear the Deer” was made in the Phillips Arena when Milwaukee almost had the upset on the Atlanta Hawks. Milwaukee visited the Hawks for the first time since Round One playoffs last season. Milwaukee knew they had something to prove in this game, by starting off hot. Atlanta shot horrible from the field.Atlanta’s Center, Horford, “Sorry fan’s we came out flat, Won’t happen again”
Milwaukee continues their success with a huge contribution off the bench with 20 points coming from Corey Maggette. Ersan Ilyasova added 17 off the bench as the Bucks roll 108-91.
Although New York and Atlanta are great teams, the Bucks had Golden State in their next battle. Golden State? Yes this team I had worries about the most, if you turn your Television set for one minute, these guys will throw up 20 points like its nothing. Last year Milwaukee and Golden State met twice, each time both teams scored over 110+ ppg. So were going to have another shoot out right? Not exactly, this was a defensive game. Milwaukee held control of the game until the fourth quarter when Guard Monte Ellis (GS) went off. Ellis alone cut the lead to 4 points. Bucks came back to battle with Guard John Salmons (MIL) scoring 26 points to lead Milwaukee to their 3rd straight victory.
Game Notes: Brandon Jennings scored 55 points vs Golden State last year at the Bradley Center. Also, Corey Maggette’s first meeting with his former Warriors team after Milwaukee sent Guard Charlie Bell and Center Dan Gazurdic for slasher Maggette this offseason.
Bucks will take on NBA Champions L.A Lakers Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
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