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    I know you all know I hate Mayo, but this is just infuriating. Mayonnaise hands might just lead the league in turnovers when all is said and done. I'll give him a break on the poor defensive night since we only had 8 guys, but poor management of the ball is inexcusable.

    With Sanders, Delfino, Ersan, Knight, Zaza and Ridnour down we might pull off the stealth tank unintentionally lol. This team's injury report looks like a 53 man football roster.
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    It's not that big of a deal. A playmaker at the point would solve those issues. I could care less about the turnovers because he's giving us the scoring that we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ_56 View Post
    It's not that big of a deal. A playmaker at the point would solve those issues. I could care less about the turnovers because he's giving us the scoring that we need.
    Yeah while he definitely needs improvement in that area, I think that number will normalize some if he isn't expected to create so much offense. Dude can definitely score but he's better off as the secondary guy.

    Now with Butler probably out, Giannis should get some serious minutes, and I'm excited to see how he responds.

    Good games from Henson and Middleton as well, which is encouraging.

    Highlight was definitely Henson's huge block that led to the Wolters-Giannis Alley-Oop. Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of that.

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    These freak injuries are getting out of hand now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoBuck View Post
    I know you all know I hate Mayo, but this is just infuriating. Mayonnaise hands might just lead the league in turnovers when all is said and done. I'll give him a break on the poor defensive night since we only had 8 guys, but poor management of the ball is inexcusable.

    With Sanders, Delfino, Ersan, Knight, Zaza and Ridnour down we might pull off the stealth tank unintentionally lol. This team's injury report looks like a 53 man football roster.

    The dude played 44 minutes...I think he should be given a little slack here.
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    Henson is paying so efficiently right now. 10 and 9 and 5 blocks!!!
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    This is not simply an injury bug afflicting the Milwaukee Bucks.

    This is ridiculous.

    The Bucks were down to eight available players for Wednesday night's game against Orlando and finished with just seven after Caron Butler hurt his left shoulder late in the final quarter.

    Still, the Bucks built a 19-point first-half lead and nearly won the game before faltering in the second half and losing, 94-91, at the Amway Center.

    The Bucks (2-5) might have survived if not for an incredible three-point shooting display by Magic guard Arron Afflalo, who finished with a career-high 36 points to pace Orlando's comeback.

    Afflalo hit 8 of 11 three-point attempts, including 7 of 9 in the second half. His drive and dish to center Nikola Vucevic for a dunk with 9.2 seconds left finally put away the short-handed Bucks.

    "When you lose and you don't have your full unit out there, it makes it a little more frustrating," Bucks guard O.J. Mayo said.

    "We'll have our day, though. A lot of guys are out right now. It's kind of hard to go out there, and we play our highest level and depend on a lot of young guys who are still in the learning stage.

    "Everyone fought their tail ends off. One thing about the NBA, you've got to be ready. I thought our young guys were ready and gave a great effort."

    Of the eight available players, three were rookies and two were second-year players.

    Mayo paced the Bucks with 25 points, while Butler added 20 and Khris Middleton contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

    Both Mayo and Middleton played more than 43 minutes, and Butler played 42 before being hurt with 1:42 remaining and the Bucks trailing by one point.

    "I just knew I had to give it my all, defensively and offensively," Middleton said. "Everybody is tired right now.

    "We knew the mentality we had to come out with. We just weren't able to close the game out."

    Zaza Pachulia, Gary Neal and Brandon Knight were ruled out just before tip-off, leaving the Bucks in a bind. Rookie Nate Wolters was the team's only point guard and Middleton assumed some ball-handling duties when Wolters took a breather.

    But Milwaukee was able to build a 47-28 lead early in the second quarter before the Magic (4-5) trimmed its deficit to 54-45 at intermission.

    "We did wear down," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "I told them after the game, when you're minus seven key guys and you give that kind of effort, me as a coach, I have to be grateful.

    "I hope our guys can learn from this. It doesn't matter how short-handed you are, you can come in anywhere and if you play smart and move the basketball and you defend, you put yourselves in a position. We just didn't make the plays down the stretch."

    The Bucks did not trail until the fourth quarter and went down by six before fighting back for an 89-88 lead on a basket by forward John Henson with 2:47 left.

    But Afflalo hit four free throws while Henson missed a jumper and Mayo had a shot blocked by Vucevic.

    Afflalo only had seven points at halftime but quickly caught fire after the break, draining 5 three-pointers in the third quarter.

    "I just had a calming feeling," Afflalo said. "I noticed in the first half that every time Jameer (Nelson) got into the paint, Victor (Oladipo) got into the paint and every time Nik (Vucevic) touched the ball they were conditioned to sink in and help.

    "So I had a lot of open looks, although the ball didn't find me in the first half. But I knew it was going to be there in the second half."

    Vucevic added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Oladipo, the rookie from Indiana, scored 10 points off the bench.

    Henson led the Bucks' small bench brigade with 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in 27 minutes, and rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo played 19 minutes (six points, two rebounds).

    "We fought," Henson said. "We had a chance and just kind of ran out of steam.

    " ... It stinks now (to lose), but in the future I think it will be better for us."


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    Quote Originally Posted by time4change View Post
    The dude played 44 minutes...I think he should be given a little slack here.
    The fact that it wasn't just one poor game makes it worse. He has been a terrible ball handler/decision maker all season so far and was just as bad in Dallas. The final possession last night was the worst. You have to get that shot up, instead he just turns the ball right over to Afflalo. I swear it just looks like Mayo thinks he is playing on another level than anyone else out there, he needs to ease up.
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    I wouldn't get to worked up over Mayo. He only has two years left after this season. The way we trade wouldn't be shocked if he was gone before contract is up.

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