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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- When a player is mired in a prolonged slump, sometimes simply working through it is the best solution.
Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is in a rut. It happens. Maybe he's trying too hard to live up to the contract he signed in the offseason, maybe that has nothing to do with it. Whatever it is, Bucks coach Scott Skiles is faced with a dilemma. He has to walk the fine line of letting Ilyasova play through his slump, but also not letting his struggles hurt the team on the court.
"I can't do that at the expense of the team," Skiles said when asked if more minutes would help Ilyasova bust out. "I have other players that are productive right now. I've got to think about the whole team. He has to work out of it in the minutes he has. He can't use that as an excuse, because that's what it is, an excuse."
He's right. Right now Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh and even rookie John Henson have been more deserving of minutes. Last year, ...
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MILWAUKEE When Bucks coach Scott Skiles hinted pregame that he might make a last-second lineup change before Saturday's game against Chicago, the move he ended up making probably wasn't what many expected.
Center Joel Przybilla made his first start of the season, replacing center Samuel Dalembert, who didn't appear at all in the game. Skiles gave no reason for the move...
MILWAUKEE -- Initially, Brandon Jennings feared the worst.
With 23.1 seconds left, Jennings came down on the foot of a Chicago defender while trying to make a play to keep his team alive in what turned out to be a 93-86 loss. The Bucks point guard was down, seemingly in severe pain. He didn't put any weight on his injured left ankle while two of his teammates helped him off...
Ersan Ilyasova signed a four-year, $32 million contract over the offseason.
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- A quick glance at the schedule shows Saturday night's game between NBA Central Division rivals Milwaukee and Chicago will be played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Monday's game between the two teams is scheduled for the United Center in Chicago.
So why are the Bucks are preparing for two road games in three days against the Bulls?
Well, the short drive...
The Milwaukee Bucks haven't been able to beat the Chicago Bulls the past few seasons even with Brandon Jennings in the lineup for the majority of those contests.
Now, they may have to figure out how to do so without him.
Jennings' status is uncertain when visiting Milwaukee looks to avoid a 10th consecutive loss to Chicago and a fourth straight overall in the back end of...
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Carlos Boozer had a big night for Chicago, scoring 22 points with 19 rebounds, his fourth double-double in the last five games, as the Bulls pulled away late for a 93-86 victory Saturday at Milwaukee. Along with Boozer, Rip Hamilton scored 22 points and Luol Deng added 14 as the Bulls got back to the .500 mark and beat the Bucks for the fifth straight time in...