Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Notes: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls [11/26/12]

Milwaukee Bucks 93 - Chicago Bulls 92

The Good:

Bucks: The Milwaukee bench combined for a total of 56 points. Despite the early season disappointment, Ersan Ilyasova led the second unit with 18 points. The group was completely unstoppable in the fourth quarter, they outscored the Chicago starters 30 to 12 for the comeback victory. On the other end, they contested every single shot, the Bulls even helped them by turning the ball over and giving them countless second chance opportunities.

Bulls: Richard Hamilton scored a season high 30 points and abused Monta Ellis with his size. Defensively, Chicago was great in the first 3 quarters, but the ambush from the Milwaukee bench took it apart.

The Bad:

Bucks: The starting back court of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings could not hit a shot, they were smuggled by the Bulls defense, denied of any opportunity for easy buckets. The half court execution was terrible through out the game, transition and second chance points kept this team in it. Scott Skiles did not put in any effort to make defensive adjustments on Richard Hamiltion. He kept Monta on him and refused to offer any help, luckily his bench bailed him out.

Bulls: They blew a 27 point lead. Tom Thibodeau probably tore up his larynx and destroyed the entire Bulls team emotionally. The team basically chilled out and allowed the Bucks to take control. The defense collapsed, the offense dried up like water in the Sahara and the energy disappeared. Chiacgo was down 1 with 10 seconds to go, Beno Udrih just missed two free throws for the 3 point lead and guess what? Milwaukee got the ball back. No matter, because Mike Dunleavy threw it away in the next 3 seconds, but the Bulls come out of the timeout with a pathetic play, a contested 15 footer from Rip that bounced off to the left.

Game Over.

R.I.P. to the Bench Mob.

Oh, and I will do the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets game later, because Canada decidedly to not show this game on tv and league pass blacked it out. The best thing was that the Canada actually aired curling from last year instead, and here I thought the absence of hockey would mean more NBA. Jokes on me.

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