Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Marques Johnson prepares for jersey retirement

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks legend Marques Johnson prepares for his jersey retirement this weekend when the Bucks host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, Bucks legend Marques Johnson prepares for his jersey retirement ceremony this weekend, the Bucks look to get back on track following their recent stumbles, and much more.

Nearly 35 years since he last donned his number eight as a member of the Bucks, Johnson’s wait to see his iconic jersey hang from the rafters will come to an end in a halftime ceremony during the Bucks’ tilt with the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

Ultimate Bucks Bracket Update

With our aforementioned Bucks Bracket underway, there are currently four matchups open for voting, with four more set to open later in the day. The polls can all be found on our Twitter and Facebook pages, if you’d like to vote.

So far, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson are on course to cruise to routine victories over Jay Humphries and Greg Smith, respectively, Junior Bridgeman, the all-time franchise leader in games played, is knotted up in a too-close to call battle with cult hero Brandon Jennings, and Vin Baker is on the verge of a major upset over Brian Winters, one of the lucky few whose jersey hangs from the Fiserv Forum rafters.

Friday’s slate:

(2) Sidney Moncrief vs. (31) Eric Murdock

(13) Bob Lanier vs. (20) Alvin Robertson

(8) Ray Allen vs. (25) Eric Bledsoe

(10) Paul Pressey vs. (23) Sam Cassell

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Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 107-102 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers: Theo Konstantellos handed out grades for the Bucks’ individual performances, head coach Mike Budenholzer and what the Cavs had to offer in the Bucks’ 19th loss of the season.

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 potential first round Ultimate Bucks Bracket upsets: Robby Cowles forecasted three possible upsets we might see during our ongoing Ultimate Bucks Bracket, which officially tipped off Thursday afternoon.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 3/21/19

Marques Johnson Q&A: For Bucks great, jersey retirement is better ‘8’ than never ($): The Athletic’s Eric Nehm sat down with Bucks legend and current Fox Sports Wisconsin analyst Marques Johnson about his jersey retirement this weekend, the regrets he holds from his playing days, his Hall of Fame candidacy and much more.

Bucks legend Marques Johnson on growing up in South Central, Giannis and playoffs: Martenzie Johnson of The Undefeated also talked with Johnson about his number being retired, the racism he encountered when growing up in Louisiana before moving to Los Angeles, the growth of Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks’ playoff chances this year.

The suddenly struggling Bucks are trying to stay focused and stabilize over final 10 games: Matt Velazquez wrote on the rough patch the Bucks have hit in the final month of the regular season, in part due to injuries, for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Next. Bucks: Nikola Mirotic reportedly suffers fractured left thumb, to miss time. dark

That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.