Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks End Month 2nd In Central

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Nov 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) knocks the ball away form Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) which started a scuffle with center Larry Sanders (8) in the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The three players received technical fouls. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday night brought a previous scenario back to the Bradley Center.  A Western Conference team with an injured superstar(s) gave Milwaukee a great opportunity to pick up a win.  Earlier in the year, the Oklahoma City Thunder came into Milwaukee without either Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook and the Bucks were able to win 85-78.

Milwaukee welcomed the Houston Rockets Saturday night, who were without Dwight Howard, Terrance Jones, and Patrick Beverley.  However, Houston still had that James Harden guy, and he seemed to be the difference.  Harden ended the game with 34 points, eight boards, six assists, and shot 4-of-5 from three.

Houston defeated Milwaukee 117-103.

The Rockets must have watched some Ray Allen shooting clinics on they way to Milwaukee, because they were ready to shoot.  Houston shot an impressive 15-for-38 from three-point land Saturday night.  Between their three-point shooting, and the play of James Harden and Donatas Motiejunas, they overwhelmed the Bucks.

Jabari Parker lead the way for Milwaukee with 19 points.  He only went 3-for-7 from the field but added 13 points from the charity stripe.

Milwaukee seemingly missed a chance to take a game off of a Western Conference contender Saturday night.  Houston was missing three big parts of their team; BIG parts.  It would have been nice to see Milwaukee take a win off of a team like Houston.

Part of that urge for a nice win comes from the fact that Milwaukee has only two wins against opponents over .500.  Those wins were against the Grizzlies and the Heat.  The other eight wins from Milwaukee come from teams below the .500 mark, and boy, I mean way below the .500 mark.

Milwaukee ended the week with an impressive 10-8 record.