Welcome to the Week 12 Version of the Milwaukee Bucks Mid-Week Report:

What We Have Seen :

We have seen the Milwaukee Bucks lose their second game of the year to the Philadelphia 76ers. Yes, the same 76ers who have sat near the bottom of the conference for a number of years. But if we are keeping track based on records alone, as opposed to some magical preseason potential, the 76ers are clearly the better team than the Bucks. Both those games have come on the road, where the Bucks struggle against the weaker Eastern Conference teams yet somehow hang tough with the powerhouse Western Conference foes.

What We Have Not Seen :

We haven’t seen a victory in a while. Yes, the Bucks were fired up after the Miami loss 2 weeks ago and took that aggression out on the New Jersey Nets. That makes it 1 win in the last 6 games, not counting the Atlanta game that was postponed. Again, the schedule ahead is favorable, but that means nothing for a team that can’t beat the opponents they should.

What We Wish We Would Have Seen :

Wins! Wins, wins, wins! The Bucks are coming off one of the worst 10 game stretches of the season, with only two other similar stretches in which they won only 3 games. With the next game on Monday, Milwaukee has a chance to drop 10 games below .500, which could be damaging to the team’s hopes in the locker room.

What We Wish We Would Have Not Seen :

The +/- stat, a measure of the team’s net point loss or gain when a particular player is in the game, hasn’t been favorable to Luc Mbah a Moute lately. The Bucks have gone -26 in net points in the last two games when Mbah a Moute is on the court. His minutes might dip a bit as Drew Gooden gets back into playing shape as he returns from his injury absence.

Some Stats to Know :

Last 10 Games: 3-7 Record (2-4 road, 1-3 home)

Next 10 Games: 6 Road (.403 Oppenent’s %), 4 Home (.413 %)

Milwaukee Brian’s Bucks Report runs from Wednesday-Tuesday and covers all the highlights, all the highs and lows of the 2010-11 Milwaukee Bucks season. Topics can be found at Pocket Doppler – The Wisconsin Sports Blog and  Milwaukee Brian Sports

 

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