Bucks Diary: Purple Reigns over the East
The Bucks continued their dominance of Eastern Conference foes on Friday night, collecting a very impressive road win over yet another playoff contender, the Washington Wizards, 105-102. Your Milwaukee Bucks are now an astounding 6-1 against the Eastern Conference, with victories over some of the best teams the Conference has to offer. Last night there were two difference makers for the Purple and Green: PG Mo Williams, who returned to the form that made him an early favorite for the Most Improved Player award, and C Jamaal Magliore, who simply returned to the form the Bucks had expected when they traded for him.
Anyone who reads this page knows I am not a Bucks cheerleader. I was skeptical of the early season success, believing it was the product of good fortune as opposed to really rock solid basketball. The last two wins have been the product of rock solid basketball. The Bucks outrebounded another opponent, of course, but the real stat line every Buck fan should be looking at is the assists: 28 on 44 made baskets. Outstanding.
The New Junior Bridgeman?
15 for 21. 35 points. That was the line last night for supersub (but starter last night) PG Mo Williams. That's some kind of shooting, I tell you what (I'm watching King of the Hill while I'm writing this). And this Mo Williams is some kind of player. What he did tonight was nothing short of awesome. His three pointer at the buzzer was a shot an all-star would take and make. Mo's moving in that direction, and the Association is taking notice. Larry Harris must be commended for seeing the festering talent lying within this guy when he signed him away from Utah. He is superb, and I now believe he is one of the most important players on the Bucks roster, filling the same role that the great Junior Bridgeman did in the early 1980s. Who would have thought that just one month ago?
Sky's the Limit for the Bucks if Magliore Plays Like This
The Bucks can compete with absolutely anybody in the league if C Jamaal Magliore consistently registers performances like last night. Here was the guy we thought we were getting. He was his usual dominant self on the glass, but tonight he also brought a scoring touch down low. He finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and basically owned the middle. Keep it up Jamaal.
Have to Sign Off for Now Bucks Fans
I'd like to write more, and the Milwaukee Bucks effort in DC deserves more, but I'm tired. I will close by saying its another great day in Bucksland, and it is beginning to look like we have one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference. Just look at the impressive Hit List the Bucks have produced already this season. It looks like a Who's Who of the Eastern Conference Playoff Contenders. Great job Milwaukee.