Bucks End Season With Win, Playoffs Start Sunday

Apr 17, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson (31) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones (3) during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that didn’t mean a whole lot to either side, the Milwaukee Bucks’ JV team defeated the Oklahoma City freshman team, 95-89.

John Henson impressed with 28 points and 19 rebounds.  For the second straight game, Henson grabbed 8 offensive rebounds.  He finished the season with an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.5%, which would have ranked him third behind Reggie Evans (15.5%) and Roy Hibbert (14.8%) if he had played enough minutes to qualify.

Brandon Jennings started the game, but left in the first half after landing after a shot with his toe on the foot of Hasheem Thabeet.  He later returned and ended the first half with a 31-foot jump shot that pulled the Bucks to within six points.

Kevin Durant sat out the game, conceding the season point-per-game title to Carmelo Anthony.  Durant would have needed 70 points to win the title.  In a game with as little defense as this one, he would have had a fair shot at it.

For the Bucks, Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova sat out the game.

Ish Smith played the final sixteen minutes of the game and did what a point guard should do against a sleepy defense:  push the ball.  For the game, he scored seven points, snagged seven rebounds, and distributed five assists.

Storms grounded the team plane and kept the Bucks in Oklahoma overnight.  Their postseason series against the Heat begins Sunday at 6:00 PM CT in Miami.

 

Topics: John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks, OKC Thunder, Oklahoma City Thunder

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