Game 6: Milwaukee Bucks 99 N.Y. Knick 92 Grades & Reactions

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Bench

Greivis Vasquez, C

8 Points| 3-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

He has this tendency to really slow down the offense. This sometimes leads to quality possessions, but often leads to a lot of dribbling and a contested shot. He took an awful shot in the last minute when the Bucks needed just one basket to ice the game. Instead of passing to the hot hand, he elected to attack the lane and throw up an off-kilter runner. He’s playing with passion and energy, at least.

Jeryyd Bayless, C-

5 Points | 2-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

The most accurate way of describing Bayless’ game is to describe the events of the third quarter’s final play. He took the ball on the left wing, went around the screen and had the look of taking a jumper. Instead he took a couple more dribbles toward the rim allowing the game clock to expire in the process. Blah.

John Henson, A+

22 Points | 8-12 FG | 6-7 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK |

There was so much to like about John Henson’s night. He defended the paint. He grabbed four offensive rebounds. He showed patience on offense and hustled all night. It looked like the Knicks had never heard of a pump-fake, or a lefty hook (biting on his pump fake each and every time), but that’s not Henson’s problem. Most impressive is his tally from the free throw line. 6-7. For a career 50/50 FT shooter that’s as impressive as it gets.

Chris Copeland, D+

0 Points | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

Came into the game and shot threes. Surprise, surprise. Unfortunately both of his three point attempts fell well short of their mark. He was brought in to fill Jared Dudley’s vacant role: energy guy off the bench who misses all his three point attempts for five games before going off in the sixth.

Johnny O’Bryant, A-

11 Points | 4-4 FG | 3-5 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

He’s doing the things that endear players to NBA coaches: hustling after loose balls, playing defense, and playing within himself. JOB is known to do those things. But did you know he has a decent jumper? He nailed both his shots outside the paint. Actually, he nailed all the shots he took!

Miles Plumlee, B

2 Points| 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

Almost forgot he played. With Monroe and O’Bryant both getting into foul trouble early, Plumlee got the call off the bench. He didn’t really contribute any noteworthy plays, but was able to score two points in two minutes. That’s something.

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