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Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova vanished Tuesday. The Milwaukee Bucks still managed to get the win over the Detroit Pistons, despite Andre Drummond out rebounding the Bucks' bigs.
Ilyasova was on a tear coming into the game, but played just 21 minutes, scoring nine points and grabbing just one rebound. The Turkish star added two 3-pointers, three assists and two steals.
In his last five games, Ilyasova has averaged 21.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals and .8 blocks.
Sanders played just 16 minutes, getting three points, three rebounds, a steal and a block. Sanders is averaging a crazy 3.1 blocks per game on the season. He's been much better than this -- and will be on most nights.
After a DNP -- coach's decision, John Henson played 25 minutes, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, an assist and a block. He's shown flashes, but should only be held in keeper leagues.
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Could Brandon Jennings be an All-Star after all?
The path that appeared closed last Thursday when the Bucks point guard wasn't named as one of the Eastern Conference reserves could be open again.
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo elected by fans to start the All-Star Game suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's overtime win over Miami and will miss the rest of the season.
MILWAUKEE The door that had opened for Brandon Jennings to make the All-Star Game has been slammed shut.
NBA commissioner David Stern has picked Brooklyn center Brook Lopez to replace injured Boston point guard Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Jennings was not chosen initially when the reserves were announced last Thursday but seemed to be one of the favorites...
MILWAUKEE More often than not, numbers can tell the story.
Two major numbers worked against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Chicago turned 19 Milwaukee turnovers into 24 points and the Bulls scored 66 points in the paint on their way to a 104-88 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
"We made mistakes and they capitalized," Bucks guard Monta Ellis said. ...
The 1993-1994 Milwaukee Bucks were historic. They were the worst team with only 20 wins in the last 20 years of this mediocre (at best) franchise. That’s 62 losses folks.
It was at the epicenter of my fandom of all things sports. Still living in the dorms with plenty of free time. I remember these Bucks very well.
Mike Dunleavy was the coach and trying to bring life to...
Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Jimmy Butler, a second-year pro from Marquette, had 18 points and five rebounds in a return to the arena where he played college basketball.
Samuel Dalembert had 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova...
Brandon Jennings has made a habit of starting slow and finishing strong recently, but Milwaukee Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan would like to see him be more aggressive throughout an entire contest.
The guard hasn't done much at any point in games against the Detroit Pistons this season.
Visiting Milwaukee seeks its first victory in three matchups with Detroit as the Central...
MILWAUKEE -- There would be no comeback this time. After surrendering double-digits leads in their last two losses against Milwaukee, the Chicago Bulls put a halt to every attempt at a surge Wednesday, holding on to beat the Bucks 104-88 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Nate Robinson scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second quarter, and five other Bulls players scored...
MILWAUKEE -- There's little question Ersan Ilyasova was playing with doubt and a touch of fear in the back of his mind early this season.November struggles had former Bucks coach Scott Skiles cutting his minutes, and Ilyasova's confidence was plummeting along with his numbers.
These days, he's a different player or rather, the one he was last season. "Ersanity...
Ersan Ilyasova is now tied for fifth in the NBA in three-point shooting at 43.7 percent.