Maybe laying waste to the Bucks is a little strong, but we did get a 102-99 win despite missing 21 of 43 free throws.
“Whenever you can win a game shooting 50-percent on free throws and
missing so many down the stretch, you have to have luck on your side,”
said Vincent, who guided the fourth-year franchise to its first
season-opening victory in his NBA head coaching debut.
The Bobcats certainly got good fortune as Milwaukee All-Star
Michael Redd scored only four of his team-high 21 points after halftime
and Bucks guard Mo Williams forgot the game’s score in the closing
seconds and took a two-point shot instead of shooting or passing for a
potential tying 3-pointer.
The absurdly athletic combination of Jason Richardson and Gerald Wallace gave the Bucks fits. Richardson finished with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Crash was all over the court with 22 points, 10 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals.
"They’re an attacking team," Krystkowiak said. "They’ve got some
athleticism and guys – Richardson and Wallace – attack and they’ve got
a lot of guys that crash the boards knowing that they’re putting shots
up. Those two take a lot of their shots.
"It’s a challenge to keep a guy in front of you. . . . Those two are
as athletic a (small forward and shooting guard) as you’ll see in the
league. It makes it pretty hard to stay focused and try to square them
Milwaukee Bucks fans are 2 games into the season and they are… less than happy.
WTF WAS MO WILLIAMS DOING?????? NOT ONE PASS! NOT ONE!!!! What kind of lineup was on the floor?
What kind plays did you see they run? What sets…? Just dribble up the
court and shoot…with a horsecrap lineup on the floor that cannot pass.
Where was smart Bogut? Where was Yi? Where was Simmons? WTF was Villanueva out there? What has he done? He can’t defend!