Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks Showing Signs Of Growth

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Nov 5, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday, Nov. 5:  Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks

This week the Bucks showed fans something; they could hang with the top teams in the NBA.  That proof started Wednesday night against the Bulls.

Even though Milwaukee lost 95-86 against the eastern conference contender, Kidd’s young team showed they had fight in them.  Milwaukee got to within three with just under four minutes left until Kirk Hinrich made some key shots down the stretch and veteran Bulls pulled away.

Giannis’ 17 minutes Tuesday night apparently didn’t go unnoticed either.  He played 26 minutes and had a team high 13 points.  Oh yeah, he had this nice little gem as well.

Parker had another slow night, totaling just eight points on 4-for-12 shooting.  Despite his slow start to the week, Parker showed off some of his play making ability against Detroit and Memphis later in the week.

But during and even after the game, I got the feeling that I’d like to think other Bucks fans felt as well, and that is optimism.  When you lose turning over the ball 28 times like the Bucks did against Washington, you don’t feel optimism, you feel disappointment.  This lose gave fans hope, as weird as that may sound.

The lose put Milwaukee at 2-3.  Their next game was Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.

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