Crushed up front: TWC Boxscore for the Bucks vs. Cavaliers
How much of a difference does Andrew Bogut make to the Milwaukee Bucks? That seems to have been answered last night.
A further question, though, is how long can Luc Moute hold up at the power forward? Remember, he's outweighed on average by 32 pounds a night, and he's outreached on average by about 5.5 inches. That's tough sledding. He's done a good job, no question, but he's showing signs of fatigue.
1. One good thing that happened last night, Ramon Sessions crushed Mo Williams once again. Anyone who says Cleveland is better because they added Mo Williams doesn't know what they're talking about. He's been below average, and the Bucks are better off now and in the future with a thriving Sessions at the point.
2. The thing that hurts about last night's loss is LeBron James was just pedestrian by his lofty standards. He produced Win Score at 0.168 per minute, which is 8.0 per 48, which, considering he also played part-time at power forward, is below average production. So, forget the 32 points, LeBron wasn't really LeBron and yet we couldn't get a home win.
3. The Cleveland trio that killed us was Big Z (I'm not spelling his name), Ben Wallace, and Anderson Varejeo. Ilgauskas had a huge night (0.682 WS per minute), and Wallace (0.377) and Varejeo (0.477) had large nights as well.