With Bogut on the sidelines, a recent drop out of a playoff spot, and on the verge of falling away of spitting distance of the .500 mark, the Bucks' match-up with the Dallas Mavericks was important. They won. And frankly, it wasn't very close. The new-this-season defense has been faltering a bit over the last couple games, but I guess defense doesn't matter as much when Redd and Charlie V are hot at the same time. Charlie V led the way with 32 points and Redd added 27, including five 3-pointers in the Bucks 133-99 route of the Mavericks. And it certainly wasn't a 2-man show. Ramon Sessions also added 23 off of the bench, Richard Jefferson was probably only a few minutes of playing time away from a triple-double (15/7/8), as a team they out-rebounded Dallas 46 to 33 without Bogut and were 13 for 26 from the 3-point line. It was like they couldn't miss, well, except Francisco Elson's third-quarter buzzer shot from half court. It may have been the most complete game I've seen the Bucks play in my life, and it looked good.
The only bad part was the 10-year-old kid sitting behind me yelling "you suck" about 25 times per quarter. Man was he annoying. That was almost a swear word when I was his age. I'm not sure who he was talking too.
The Bucks are now 21-24 and back to 8th in the conference. They head to Atlanta (25-16) on Friday, followed by Sacramento (10-33) and Minnesota (13-27) at home on Saturday and Monday.
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