Hang Time Blog: Steve Aschburner chronicles the Bucks recent scoring woes. Aschburner gets top billing for this line:
Ray Allen, Marques Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar aren’t walking through that door.
No, no, they’re not. The nostalgic sucker in me couldn’t pass on a Marques reference. It’s a safe bet that Michael Jordan (shown right, in his college dorm room with Marques on the poster) wouldn’t pass on it either.
Journal Sentinel: Andrew Bogut had to deal with a last-minute personal matter that kept him out of last night’s game:
Jennings said he found out on the bus to the arena that Bogut would not be with the team when the Bucks center called him.
“He said he had a personal problem going on back at home,” Jennings said. “You hope he’s OK. I think it caught everybody by surprise.”
NBA.com: Mike Dunleavy hasn’t been with the team for the first two games of this Western Conference road trip. Oddly, his two absences were listed as illness and groin pain, which aren’t necessarily incongruous. But after the description of the first absence, especially during flu/cold season, there is some surprise at seeing groin pain for the second one and perhaps also a notion that Dunleavy might be sitting out a bit longer.
2012 NBA All-Star Game Balloting has begun. For the Bucks, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Jackson, and Andrew Bogut made the ballot. There is a drop-down menu, however, if you have a hankering to vote for Jon Leuer, or even say, Darington Hobson.
Hoopdata: Despite the fact that the number of possessions is starting to trend downward, the number of long two-point attempts (16-23 feet) is starting to rise. After attempting only 17.7 long twos per game in their first three games, the Bucks have attempted 27.0 long twos per game on this Western trip. The result, as Ian Segovia points out, is an uneven shot chart and an accompanying “L”.