Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks Falter In Toughest Week of Season

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Dec 5, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Kendall Marshall (5) drives for the basket against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marshall led the Bucks with 20 points as the Bucks beat the Heat 109-85. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Player of the Week

I’m going to go ahead and cheat a little bit this week and make it a players of the week.  This week, the Milwaukee Bucks’ bench stepped up when they needed to most.

Khris Middleton stepped up Wednesday night with 21 points, Kendall Marshall stepped up Friday night with 20 points, and Middleton, Marshall, Bayless, and Pachulia all played efficient bulk minutes.

We have already heard about how Jason Kidd isn’t willing to play his young stars big minutes yet, so the importance and pressure put on an injury riddled bench was the highest it has been this season.  And I’d like to think they passed with flying colors.

It’s exciting to think of the depth this team will have when Henson and Ilyasova return; and even when Damien Inglis and Johnny O’Bryant make their season debuts.

While next week lightens the load in terms of the amount of games for Milwaukee, the competition does not.  Milwaukee will play the Thunder again, this time with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, as well as the talented Los Angeles Clippers.

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