Tuesday, December 12

Bucks-Sonics


Well, yours truly is stuck at work this evening for at least an hour or so later than normal, which means I can check out the Bucks-Sonics game on the web. Feel free to comment as it transpires, and I'll try to do the same.

In the immortal words of Brent Musberger, "You are LOOKING LIVE at MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN!"

I agree with the comment posted earlier - Michael Redd v Damien Wilkins (or Lewis, depending on how the Bucks line up) will be huge. I think the Omen can slow down Redd, and I like the Sonics chances tonight. Here's my guess:

Sonics 112-Bucks 105

28 comments:

Pete Nussbaum said...

According to the Bucks broadcast team, Ruben Patterson will be a key tonight. Andrew Bogut claims that "whenever Ruben plays well, we win."

And, whenver Ruben doesn't get arrested, the Bucks play better. So he's got that going for him.

Anonymous said...

Just curious: Do Darrell Jackson and Rashard Lewis have a competition going to see who can grow the longest chin-beard?

Pete Nussbaum said...

17-9 start for the Bucks; looks like the Sonics have gone back to the "Let's fall behind by 10 in the first quarter and play well the rest of the game" routine that killed them the first part of the season.

Anonymous said...

I like the Lewis-Patterson matchup; Rashard should get plenty of good looks tonight from the perimeter.

Pete Nussbaum said...

Nice alley-oop for Wilcox; he's got 6 so far and looking like he's in for another double-double tonight.

ryan said...

Anybody else wonder if Ruben Patterson and Mark Chmura trade pointers on how to avoid arrest when you're having sex with underage girls?

ryan said...

I don't have a good feeling about this game - ruben's already got 7 points, which means we could be in for the monthly "Ruben Patterson is an electric player" event.

Pete Nussbaum said...

After starting out 17-9 in the hole, Seattle's run off 25-13 in the other direction.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we've lost Watson for the night; Mike Wilks gets a chance now, right? I think Wilks is from milwaukee originally, or he played there, or something like that.

Pete Nussbaum said...

Petro is on fire tonight - 10 points and we're not even at halftime yet. He's really looking active and excited to play.

ryan said...

Not having Watson might hurt us in the 2nd half; it's one thing when Allen is out, or when Watson is out, but this means Frodo is going to have to play major minutes, then have to go up against the Bulls tomorrow.

If I'm Hill, forget about saving Frodo for tomorrow - use him up tonight and hope for the best tomorrow night, because tonight's game is winnable.

Anonymous said...

Just turned the game on; can't believe Petro's in double-figures at the half - that's freakin' unbelievable. Either Wilks or Denham Brown has to get some time in the 2nd half - no way Luke's going to go the whole half, and with no Earl something's got to give.

Anonymous said...

Nice rotation by Collison; he drew a foul to stop Patterson, but it was worth it to prevent a dunk.

Pete Nussbaum said...

Well, we've got ourselves a game here. The next 12 minutes is huge for this road trip. If the Sonics can't hang on, this might be a long week ahead.

Petro needs to rediscover the offensive touch from the 1st half.

Anonymous said...

Tough turnover; the Sonics had a chance to extend the lead to 6 points and the Bucks might have started to get a little desperate. Instead, they turned it over ... c'mon guys, bring down the hammer on these bums!

ryan said...

This game is definitely there for the Sonics to take; it's just going to take some good execution down the stretch.

ryan said...

God, I hate Ruben Patterson.

Anonymous said...

They cannot lose this game.

Pete Nussbaum said...

Sonics and Bucks have combined for 2 bench points in the second half.

Frickin Collison just turned it over again.

Anonymous said...

Let's give some props to Wilkins and the Sonics for shutting Redd down. The guy's only scored 17 points, or about half what he normally gets.

Anonymous said...

Err, 22 points. Still, they've done a good job.

ryan said...

Huge board for Collison after the craptacular steal from Patterson on the other end. Man, they have got to get something here or it is OVER.

ryan said...

I'd go for the foul here.

Pete Nussbaum said...

Four-game losing streak here we come.

Pete Nussbaum said...

All-time classic:

"Ruben Patterson, Your American Family Player of the Game."

Wow, there's not too much you can add to that one.

Anonymous said...

I'm this close to kicking my television; I really thought this was a game the Sonics would win. I don't know how many nip and tuck losses we can take.

We'll see how happy everyone is after tonight's game.

Anonymous said...

Talk about a bitter pill to swallow; this game was it - the Sonics win and the road trip will probably be okay.

Now? Our starters are exhausted, we've got no Ray and probably no Earl, and now we've got to play the Bulls in Chicago tonight. If I'm betting this game, I'm taking the Bulls and giving about 35 points.

Anonymous said...

Wish that Hill had called for a foul with 27 seconds left; instead, the Bucks ran the clock down to 2.3 and the Sonics had no chance to score.

If he'd fouled, the Bucks would have at best led by 3, and the Sonics would have a great chance for an open look at the other end. I was surprised by what Hill did.