In 2011, the Milwaukee Bucks Must Again Avoid Becoming Roadkill

January 1st, 2011 by Aaron Young Leave a reply »
As 2009 came to a close, the struggling Milwaukee Bucks, who had fallen to 12-18 to begin last season, gladly welcomed a new decade with hopes of revitalizing the beleaguered franchise which had not broken .500 since the 2000-2001 season. Carried on the backs of center Andrew Bogut, who they have deeply invested in since his selection in 2005, and breakout rookie Brandon Jennings, the fledgling Bucks made an astounding comeback. Much to the credit of blue collar coach Scott Skiles, the team went 8-7 in January, 10-4 in February, 11-4 in March, and 5-3 in April to compile an overall record of 46-36.

Although the impressive finish may have earned them a playoff berth, all wasn't well for Milwaukee. With only six games remaining in the regular season, Bogut, whose tremendous play willed the Bucks to their strong finish, was involved in a freak accident that saw him crashing to the floor following a dunk and suffering season-ending arm injuries. Despite a valiant effort, the three-seed Atlanta Hawks narrowly defeated Skiles' shorthanded crew in a tightly-contested seven-game series.

Now as the world turns into another year and the league shifts into playoff-mode ...

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