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 other than it was a "coaches decision."
After the game, Dalembert had no clue why the change was made.
"I didn't know," he said. "How do you think the reaction would be? It was surprising. This is what it is. Nobody told me nothing."
Przybilla was scoreless with two rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes. Backup Larry Sanders got the majority of time at the center position before fouling out.
Whatever the reason, the Bucks could have used Dalembert on the glass. Chicago killed Milwaukee on the boards, and the Bulls got seven offensive rebounds in the final five minutes.
In all, Chicago outrebounded Milwaukee,...