Strength of Schedule, Defense and D-Wade: Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Miami Heat Preview

January 4th, 2011 by JD mo Leave a reply »
The first time the Bucks played the "Big Three" Miami Heat, in Milwaukee Dec. 6, Brandon Jennings, John Salmons and Keyon Dooling threw a 28.6 percent brickfest at the rim on 35 "shots" and the Bucks lost by ten in a game that was closer than the 88-78 final score.  That clunking percentage actually includes the adjustment for the 6 of 8 free throws made by the three Bucks guards.  Really.

I was at that game, sipping a Riverwest Stein as Jennings botched a two-handed fourth quarter dunk right in front of the Bob Boozer Jinx posse, never mind the lady in the Dwyane Wade jersey shrieking every time he scored.  She looked a bit too old to have been at Marquette with Wade, but was having far too much fun in the one-woman cheering section of hers for it to have been anything but personal.  Maybe she was Wade's favorite Milwaukee bartender?

In losing that night, the Bucks wasted 48 minutes of tenacious end-to-end defense, right out of the Scott Skiles textbook.  Funny, LeBron James looks awfully human with Luc Mbah a Moute in his grill, as he was held to 17 points (on 16 shots), with six assists—not bad for most NBA pla ...

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