Week In Review: Bucks’ weaknesses exposed, still break even

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Jan 7, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) goes for a shot and has the ball knocked away by Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson (31) and guard Jared Dudley (9) at Wells Fargo Center. The Bucks defeated the 76ers 97-87. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday, Jan. 7: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers 

Here is one of the safest bets you could make in the NBA.  If the coach of one of the worst teams in the NBA is quoted saying, “We were lost most of the night and that resulted in the poorest game of the year, in my opinion,” then you can bet they lost the game. (Via CTPost.com)

That’s what 76ers coach Brett Brown said after his team lost to the Bucks 97-77 Wednesday night.

Philadelphia’s effort was one of the worst shown by an NBA team this year, but it’s expected of a team who wants to tank their season away.

Milwaukee held Philadelphia to just 11 points in the first quarter, and a terrible 30.1 percent (25-for-83) shooting for the game.

But while the Bucks’ largest lead was 31 points, they still managed to turn the ball over an alarming 24 times.  Brandon Knight and Johnny O’Bryant had five each, while Zaza Pachulia, Jerryd Bayless, and John Henson all had four apiece.  It was something Jason Kidd was concerned with after the game, and I’m sure the team will be addressing the issue in the near future.

Knight and Middleton both totaled 18 points Wednesday night, leading the way for the Bucks.

Big man Zaza Pachulia had another stellar performance in midst of Larry Sanders being absent, contributing 11 points and 12 rebounds.

It was just another one of those games for the 76ers, and I’m glad Milwaukee was able to take advantage.

The win put Milwaukee at 19-18 on the season and their next game was Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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