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Game On: Hornets @ Milwaukee

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Published: November 6, 2010

I’m a little worried about this game.  It is a classic letdown game.  It’s the second night of a back to back after a charged, emotional, and tough game against the Heat.  Add to that the fact the Hornets have already beat this team, and they may look past them and get caught.  You can’t look past any team in the NBA.

This preview isn’t long since Milwaukee hasn’t changed in the ten days since we last saw them.  There are some perceptions about the Bucks, however, that have changed.  Yes, they are still just as stingy on defense as they were last year, posting the 6th best defense in the league.  It’s their offense, however, that has struggled rather than improve like expected.  A lot of that blame is directed at Salmons, who was solid last year, but this team needs to share the blame.  Of the six players who take more than 5 shots per game, only one is averaging better than 1.2 points per shot.  To put that in perspective, 1.2 points per shot is below average for the league – so every one of the team’s primary offensive options other than Corey Maggette takes a lot of shots to get a few points.  The result is the 29th best offense.  Or maybe I should say the 2nd worst offense.

Oh and Brandon Jennings?  The much ballyhoo’ed up and coming point guard?  He’s still what we thought he is.  12.7 shots per game producing only 1.16 points per shot. 7 assists to 3 turnovers.  Even with solid defense, that’s not “franchise point guard.”  That’s Raymond Felton.

The Bucks beat Indiana by four last night,  so lets see if they can get a streak started, or if the Hornets own streak rolls on.

Enjoy the game!  Talk it up!

108 comments
Mark
Mark

Hornets improve to 6-0, close regular season series against Milwaukee 2-0. Nice!

Stone
Stone

Can't wait to read the postgame résumé. How, and how cool is that now we can taunt most NBA fans ? haha!

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

wowza. That'll teach you to be a fan!

thechosenuno
thechosenuno

Next road game I'll try something closer to hone, like Houston or Dallas!

thechosenuno
thechosenuno

What really impressed me in the 4th were the defensive stops we got. Pass after pass after pass the Bucks couldn't find the open man, and if they got it down low, J Smith, D West, or Mek were there playing physical D. What got me more excited, though -- other than going 6-0 -- was getting a "what's up" head-nod from MT5 when I was holding up my MT5 jersey during a timeout. What got me a little worried was how the lead started to slip through the 4th quarter. CP3, though, hit some great floaters in the lane. DWest got to the line. Remember when we couldn't win on the road for anything!? Had hoped to see the whole game, but due to some circumstanced beyond my control (an electrical fire on the plane to Milwaukee), we made an emergency landing in Memphis and I got to Milwaukee 6 hours late. Going to stay positive -- safetly landed and got to see the Bees live on the road for a quarter. 6-0, baby! Get ready, Clippers, it's going to get loud in the Hive on Tuesday!

42
42

Dude!

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

Hope there's a footage of that sequence. :D

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

Hahaha..sorry I wasn't clear. I meant the MT5 sequence.

thechosenuno
thechosenuno

Footage of what? My plane making an emergency landing? or CP3 in the lane? If the former, ask AirTran (who knew there was a non-stop MSY-MKE?!).

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

Perfect weekend! Thanks bees and hornets247 community!

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

Glad we didn't spare the deer. Six and Oh!

L_Reazy
L_Reazy

I feel like I'm about to be arrogant about our team's success ... lol ... I just can't help it. I'm on a natural high right now. I feel like talking stuff to people, and laughing in their faces about it! L_Reazy

Hornet
Hornet

Man, is our team good or what? Dallas, you're not winning the division this year. GEAUX HORNETS. 6-0!

Zwie
Zwie

man were doing really good. and this shows that we can win those tough, grit it out games.... This team is doing a lot of impressive stuff... im still very disappointed in Bayless. And our bench is gonna have to have more of an impact, when we player better teams... but im just being pessimistic... 6-0!!!! NO ONE was expecting this.

Akademik.Hooligan
Akademik.Hooligan

Yippeee 6-0!!! David West looks like an all-defense candidate right now, lol.

Kempleton
Kempleton

6-0! Yeah Baby! Geaux Hornets!

peronas
peronas

6-0!!!! Loving it!!!

L_Reazy
L_Reazy

Chr-ICE Paul! L_Reazy

nikkoewan
nikkoewan

whats up guys? catch me up(just woke up.)

Bee Dat
Bee Dat

every starter in double figures. bench a little shakier tonite, tough night for bayless wgreen and marcus. smith solid again

Bee Dat
Bee Dat

another immaculate performance. no letdown from the emotional nite last night and the travel to milwaulkee

Bee Dat
Bee Dat

hornets playing fierce d all nite. dwest cant miss

Bee Dat
Bee Dat

d-west just unstoppable

L_Reazy
L_Reazy

Bogut flops too damn much for a 7-footer! L_Reazy

cadillacjacques
cadillacjacques

This is the best starting lineup we have ever had. Everyone is fully capable of 20+ point nights. Pumped for this season

Stew
Stew

CP3 doin' what he do.

Bee Dat
Bee Dat

resilience is right! every hornet coming up with big plays down the stretch

L_Reazy
L_Reazy

'Bee Dat' It's really amazing dawg! What a testiment to 'Defense' & 'Execution'! L_Reazy

cadillacjacques
cadillacjacques

anyone else notice how loud these mics on the backboards are? You can hear alot more court chatter. I like it

cheifyoungblood
cheifyoungblood

i'm gonna take the place of Gil and demand that you all call jason smith , J-Smith

Bug Marley
Bug Marley

Can we put the F word between J and Smith? Hahaha.. Just kidding.

peronas
peronas

Smith with the hustle :)

Stew
Stew

The only thing keeping this from beeing a blowing out is the Hornets' SEVENTEEN turnovers.

peronas
peronas

Bayless makes me sad... I wish he could pull it together and stop turning it over...

Stew
Stew

The camera shot of the Bucks bench was telling. They look beaten out of it already.

L_Reazy
L_Reazy

David West is beasting these fools ... give him a foul ref! L_Reazy