Bucks Diary

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bucks look bad at the Brad

The Bucks, obviously, put forward a pathetic defensive effort last night at the Bradley Center. They allowed one of the worst offensive teams in the Association to score 114 points on 89 possessions, when that team would normally score only about 88 points on that many possessions. As I said, pathetic.

The offense, on the other hand, was pretty good. Philadelphia has a stingy defense, and the Bucks still got nearly 10 points more than the average team has been getting off of them in the given number of possessions. But, the Bucks defense simply dug too deep a hole by allowing way too many unabated dunks and lay-ups.

As for individual performances, Bad Andy Bogut definitely showed up last night. How many times was he beaten down the court by Sixers center Samuel Dalembert for easy dunk shots? And he couldn't get any of his own offense going. The team was -25 points with him on the floor.

Here are all the PVOA calculations from last night's seven game NBA scoreboard, 11-27-07.

PVOA offensive performances

1. Philadelphia 76ers...+18.51
2. Miami Heat...+15.87
3. Cleveland Cavaliers...+14.11
4. Memphis Grizzlies...+11.03
5. Milwaukee Bucks...+9.26
6. Los Angeles Lakers...+2.62
7. Indiana Pacers...-2.16
8. Seattle Supersonics...-4.29
9. Boston Celtics...-4.82
10. New Jersey Nets...-5.15
11. Charlotte Bobcats...-5.33
12. Chicago Bulls...-5.95
13. Atlanta Hawks...-9.92
14. Denver Nuggets...-12.75

PVOA defensive performances

1. Chicago Bulls...-11.64
2. Indiana Pacers...-10.45
3. Denver Nuggets...-7.93
4. Cleveland Cavaliers...-7.84
5. Miami Heat...-4.41
6. Los Angeles Lakers...-0.32
7. Boston Celtics...+3.24
8. Seattle Supersonics...+3.57
9. Philadelphia Sixers...+5.78
10. New Jersey Nets...+7.19
11. Atlanta Hawks...+8.39
12. Memphis Grizzlies...+9.45
13. Charlotte Bobcats...+23.04
14. Milwaukee Bucks...+26.54


At November 28, 2007 at 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Bogut sitting on the pine when Dalambert did most of his damage, presumably being saved for tonights game against Atlanta for some unknown reason? From memory he had around 6 points 8 boards when he started sitting and Dalambert had around 12 and 3 at the same time, what you'd call a break even matchup? The Bucks played bad sure, but for me a lot of the blame has to be taken by LK, the second unit was just killing us and yet for some reason he stuck with them, and when there was still a chance at the start of the 4th he went back with Gadz who got smacked by Dalambert and then Voskul??????? The Bucks as a unit played horribly, to single out Bogut when he sat for a ludicrous amount of time to me seems ridiculous.

At November 29, 2007 at 2:39 PM, Blogger TCW said...

Bogut was pretty pathetic on Tuesday. Rather, probably more disinterested. I don't mind him playing straight up against a mediocre center like Dalembert... that's about where he is. But I counted 4 times in the first half when Dalembert whipped his ass down court and got dunks. Unacceptable!! He can at least hustle.

Last night he was much better. But, you're right, on both nights Gadzuric was just plain bad.

I don't single him out because I don't expect quite as much from him.

At November 29, 2007 at 3:07 PM, Blogger TCW said...

I stand corrected. Dalembert only had three dunks while Bogut was in the game.

But, come on, you have to admit your buddy wasn't on his best game Tuesday. Wednesday he was much better. Especially when he started hitting that ugly looking set shot from the free throw line extended.

At November 30, 2007 at 8:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah i agree he wasn't at his best against the sixers, i just thought there were a few worse than him and not many better, particularly considering how much he sat on the pine which i'm still trying to figure out a reason for. Who knows, LK plays him in the 4th instead of sitting him, he scores 6-10 and gets a couple of boards and suddenly it's a solid double double? Don't mind you criticizing after such a shocking team performance, I was feeling exactly the same way, just thought it was a shocking TEAM (including LK) performance rather than a horrible individual game by only Bogut, or worthy of him being singled out anyway.
I'm of the opinion that Bogut's past few weeks have been extremely good, and have been one of the major factors in the run we had going, if he plays 6 very good games to every 1 average game for the season I'll be a happy Buck, just wish a few of his team mates could keep up that average....


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