Thursday, January 22, 2009

Peak Ahead: Milwaukee Bucks

In lieu of news to report second-hand, I'll aggregate...

The Milwaukee Bucks, now headed to Atlanta, delivered a comprehensive 133-99 beating to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night. Most impressive stat line for the Bucks? Either Charlie Villanueva's 32 points (12-17 FGA, 4-7 3PTA, 4-5 FTA) and 10 rebounds in 32:58 or Ramon Sessions' 21 points (7-7 FGA, 1-1 3PTA, 6-7 FTA) and 7 assists in 25:21. I give the nod to Villanueva. Sessions* turned it over 5 times. Most impressive of all, though, might be that the Bucks played so well without Andrew Bogut (sore back). It was the fourth straight game Bogut missed. No word yet if he'll make the trip to Atlanta** or play Friday night.

Brew Hoop has a typically thorough recap of the game.

Dirk Nowitzki provides the Maverick perspective:
"It's just embarrassing, really. They got whatever they wanted -- wide-open shots, drives, layups."
Further Mavericks reading: The Two Man Game.

*Should Hawks fans be more jealous that Milwaukee is capable of recognizing, acquiring, and using a good, young point guard or that they were able to use a second-round pick to acquire any type of valuable player? Yes, that counts as a Solomon Jones reference.

**Like Al Horford, Bogut stayed home on Milwaukee's recent three-game West Coast swing.

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