Posts Tagged ‘milwaukee bucks’

CtB Podcast, Episode 61 — Trade Deadline Musings

Friday, February 20th, 2015

After a frenetic trade deadline which saw 9% of the NBA moved, David Wood, Mallory Factor, and I answered the call of the CtB staffer’s conch, and assembled to podcast. We discuss trade day winners and losers, how Thursday’s trades effect the Cavs, our predictions for the the rest of the regular season, and Kevin Love’s highly retouched GQ cover. Also, included on this podcast is a fun episode of, “Story Time with Mallory.” We approach each subject with our brand of somewhat detail-oriented analysis and late night punchiness. Listen on Soundcloud above, with this link, or check us out on iTunes.

–Update: Technical difficulties scuttled the first Soundcloud post. Computers… am-I-right? All should be well now (though if the iTunes link isn’t updated yet, just wait for it).

Update II: Thanks to @pinwheelempire for the awesome trade deadline 2015 flowchart. Check out the full version here.

Recap: Cavaliers 111, Bucks 108 (or, The Paper Whisperer)

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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The Cavs played a tough game against the Bucks last night and went to bed feeling lucky. They somehow pulled out a victory after giving up 19 turnovers for 21 points during their trot with the Deer. Kevin Love owned the first quarter scoring 17 points, but it was LeBron James’ ten assists and Kyrie Irving’s 28 points on 10-15 shooting that allowed the team to grab this win. The Bucks were led by Brandon Knight who did a great job of getting into the paint to grab 27 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in 37 minutes. Jabari Parker played a crucial role too scoring 22 points on 11-15 heaves. Time to examine how the Bucks gave this game away.

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Live Thread: Cavs Vs Bucks

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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The Bucks come into Cleveland tonight looking to bounce back after a 14 point loss to the Rockets. The Cavs need to continue their three game win streak and display above average defense against this young group. Milwaukee has been a surprise this season defending their way to 10 wins to earn the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference; they are allowing just 98.3 points a game, which is good for tenth in the league right now. They also rake up turnovers with their lankiness; teams are tossing it away 15.7 times a game against the Deer, that’s a top five number. (more…)

Central Division Preview

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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The Central division should be called the crippled division.  At the start of the past two seasons, this division has appeared to have two of the top three teams in the East; however, injuries have kept that from actually happening. Derrick Rose missed the past two seasons and kept the Bulls from playing their best, while the Pacers played like the top team behind only Miami.  The bad luck continues for the Central division entering the 2014-2015 season.  During the offseason, Paul George injured his leg in a FIBA Team USA intrasquad scrimmage  and is facing a long rehab and recovery process.

This year the Cavs will surely be the best team in the East, and the Bulls will probably be the second best.  The Pacers could have been the third best.  The central division looks to be one of the best in the league going into the future, and it will only continue to get better as Detroit and Milwaukee turn their franchises around with new coaches and young talent.

The Cavs will be left out of this preview, so that they can be dealt with properly in their own piece in the coming weeks. (more…)

Was Jennings’s Shot Good?

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Byron Scott certainly doesn’t think that Brandon Jennings’ buzzer-beater should have been counted: “Looking at it again in the locker room, the shot shouldn’t have counted.” The issue is not really about whether or not the shot left his hands before the game was over, but rather if the clock started late on the inbound pass. Looking at the play, it does seem unlikely that .7 seconds was enough time for the play to take place. Especially when you look at Jennings’ release, a peculiar sort of slingshot motion. Of course, the Cavs are now 1-2, and no amount of commiseration or complaining will change that, but this kind of stuff is a crucial part of Cleveland fanhood. Here’s the link.