Out of chaos comes opportunity. Or in John Henson's case, opportunity comes out of an ejection.
When forward Larry Sanders was ejected on his birthday after getting two quick technical fouls in the second quarter, the Bucks rookie had just that, an opportunity, and made the most of it.
Though the Bucks fell to the defending-champion Heat in overtime, Henson opened eyes, scoring 17 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in 27 minutes. Afterward, LeBron James called Henson a "big-time player."
The Bucks knew Henson had this kind of potential when they used the 14th pick of last June's draft on the former North Carolina star. But like most rookies, there's an adjustment to the NBA. Henson's learning process was slowed by a preseason injury, also blocked by the stellar play of Sanders and Ekpe Udoh.
"The question with John is not can he come into the game and have success; we already know that," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "It's just does he know what we're doing? He's getting better at...