Milwaukee Bucks Mid-Week Report – Week 21
What a basketball weekend in the state of Wisconsin! Welcome to the Milwaukee Bucks Mid-Week Report:
What We Have Seen:
We’ve seen the playoff hopes stay alive. That’s something for Bucks fan to be excited about, right? Here’s somewhat of an odd stat: the Bucks haven’t had a single win or loss since late February. Since that time, it’s all come in 2 or 3 game winning or losing streaks. They get hot, they come out and play with intensity for three games, then they look flat and stale for two in a row. If we are following by the pattern they’ve performed recently, the Bucks are guaranteed a win vs. Sacramento. Of course, that’s all hypothetical.
What We Have Not Seen:
I’ve been able to keep a good eye on the Milwaukee Bucks this weekend, but I wonder how many people found themselves missing the Bucks games, wrapped up in the College Basketball tournaments? Can’t say I blame them, this is the most exciting time in sports.
What We Wish We Would Have Seen:
Brandon Jennings came close to a triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. But what we really wish we would have seen was Carlos Delfino not missing all that time due to his concussion. He is finally picking up his game to his normal level, which is great for Bucks fans. I mentioned earlier in the season the incredible stretch he had in the FIBA World Tournament last summer, and when Delfino gets his game going, he plays with such focus and energy and can truly be one of the most underrated guards in the league.
What We Wish We Would Have Not Seen:
We wish we wouldn’t have seen the Orlando game without Andrew Bogut. Every time I try to hype up the matchup of Bogut with Orlando’s Dwight Howard, injuries or illnesses keep coming up. Besides the Orlando absence due to migraines, Bogut has gotten much more comfortable on the floor, one of the better stretches of the season for him. At crunch time, when each game seems to count double, it’s a good time to have him rolling.
What We Wish We Could See But It Has Not Happened Yet So Therefore We Cannot See It:
The schedule ahead remains mostly well-paved for the Bucks, with 6 of the final 13 games coming against teams that are not currently seeded in the playoff, and the chance to play both Indiana and Charlotte once more each. With the level of play they’ve been showing lately, it would be hard to imagine them not pulling off this race to the playoffs. It all depends on how consistent they can become.
Some Stats to Know:
Last 10 Games: 3-7 Record (1-2 road, 4-3 home)
Next 10 Games: 6 Road (.492 Oppenent’s %), 4 Home (.498 %)
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