Bucks Bring Their Own Blizzard

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst IDecember 21, 2008

Just as Mother Nature nailed Wisconsin with snow as if she was furious with rage, the Milwaukee Bucks were busy making life uncomfortable for others well. On Friday, the Bucks had six guys score in double figures as they routed the Knicks in New York 105-81. Despite having just 29 games under their belt, it was the third time Milwaukee beat the Knicks this season.

"This was definitely a critical win," Michael Redd told the Associated Press. "As crazy as it sounds, in the East we're both in the playoff hunt."

Redd lead the team with 21 points, Jefferson and Mbah a Moute added 16, and even Tyronn Lue had 13 points. Andrew Bogut chipped in with 10 points and 13 boards. The rest of the numerical facts regarding the game can be found in this diagram. Redd earns TBC Player of the Game honors for his efforts.

On Saturday, the Bucks showed no signs of slowing down their momentum. Lead by a 37-15 first quarter, and a 30 point lead at the half, Milwaukee rolled to a 105-81 over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Bucks saw eight players achieve the double digit points plateau for their fourth win in their last five games.

Want some other good Bucks facts? The Bucks last four wins have been by an average of 22.8 points. Also, Milwaukee has improved to a 9-0 clip when they hold their opponents to 90 points or less. Let's thank the ESPN research team for that data.

"This is the biggest win we've had since I've been here," Andrew Bogut said after the game. "So, it's nice to be actually sitting [on the bench] in the fourth quarter for once." Again, thanks to ESPN.com for that quote.

Dick Jefferson had 22 points in 21 minutes to take Player of the Game orders. The proof is in the numbers. Is it too early to talk playoffs? Probably, but the Bucks are now just one game back in the East.

And in other state basketball news, Marquette knocked off Western Carolina 94-77. The Badgers were in action this weekend as well, taking care of Coppin State 57-46. A good basketball weekend all the way around.

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