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Quinn Buckner on Giannis: "He's got a chance to be a really good player. You think along the lines of Sefolosha and better." Huh?
I need to buy gift cards for a book club. Where should I go???(not a bookstore)
OKC is regarded as the most close-knit team in NBA. Caron Butler, the consummate pro and teammate, should fit in quite nicely.
Brandon Knight last 32 games: 20.1 ppg, 5.7 apg, 3.7 rpg, 2.6 to, .439/.357/.803 shooting, 54.2% TS.
Done reading Unbroken. An amazing read!!!! Last discussion Sunday!!!!
I'd argue Monta's change of scenery + big November had huge impact on perception of him. But his actual productivity? Good, but about same.
Fun fact that world is oblivious to: Monta was better post all-star break last year in Milwaukee than he was pre-break this year in Dallas.
Caron Butler also seriously considered Miami, Chicago and San Antonio before choosing Thunder.
And the winner of the Caron Butler sweepstakes is ... The Oklahoma City Thunder.
Pacers hang on for 101-96 victory. Hibbert with 24 and 12 after scoring just 4 in Milwaukee last week.
Turner hits 2 FTs and that should do it. Pacers 99-91 with 14.7 left.
Stephenson and Middleton trade 3s and Bucks down 97-91.
Scored on very tough shot in lane. Now Hibbert at line after a Knight miss. Both FTs and Pacers lead 92-85 wiith 1:17 left.
Do you think Paul George is a closer? I do.
Hill fell hard on his left arm under the basket while making a pass. He goes to bench. Knight converted off steal for 88-85 Bucks deficit.
Pacers lead 88-83 with 2:17 left.
West with 2 offfensive boards leading to points. Huge.
Stephenson makes a steal in backcourt and misses layup but bailed out by foul call. Pacers up 4.
Bucks hanging close, trailing 77-72 with 8:07 remaining. Hibbert leads Pacers with 18. Knight with 16 for Bucks.
Pacers end quarter on an 11-0 run and lead after three, 73-66. Hibbert had 4 and Turner 3 in surge.
Pacers on a 9-0 run. Mayo protests to referee Kane Fitzgerald after foul called on him and Hill gets 2 FTs.
Bucks lead 64-62 and call a timeout after George Hill drives for layup. About 5 minutes left in third.
Lance did his shake and bake, but Wolters got the block. Then Lance hits 3 to tie it. Now Wolters with a floater.
Knight has first 7 points of half for Bucks, then finds Middleton for a 3. Bucks 60, Pacers 54. Indiana timeout.
Since Coolio halftime concert: Bucks 111, Pacers 109
Sessions added 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting and had 3 assists.
Middleton (12 points) and Mayo (10) led Bucks scorers in first half. Middleton 5 for 7 while Mayo was 3 for 7 and all makes were 3s.
Bucks shot 62% in second quarter.
Bucks finish half on 12-0 run to tie score and have 35-20 advantage in quarter.
12-0 Bucks run against Pacers starters to finish first half. 50-50 game.
Knight makes tough drive in lane and scores with 1.9 left. HT: Bucks 50, Pacers 50.
Now it's Middleton's turn to heat up. He hits 2 jumpers after converting a 3-point play. Bucks within 50-48 late in half.
Sessions 4 for 4 and has 9 points. Looking sharp.
Mayo and Sessions hit 3s and Bucks within 37-34. Now Watson hits 2 FTs.
Mayo hits a pair of 3s and forces a timeout from Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Pacers 34, Bucks 26.
Pacers 30, Bucks 15 after one. Indiana shooting 68.4%.
Giannis guarding George and it's no easy task. Nice fake and Giannis puts George at line.
Giannis, Henson and Sessions now in for Bucks. Adrien and Mayo.
Drew said before game Hibbert would not repeat his sluggish showing of Saturday. Already 4 for 6 and just dunked as Pacers lead 22-13.
Paul George with last 2 Pacers buckets and Indiana leads, 16-9. Bucks timeout.
Roy Hibbert already has matched his point total from last Saturday vs. Bucks - 4.
For cryin out loud just start John Henson.
Nate Wolters has tweaked both ankles in recent games but he is in Bucks starting lineup.
Bucks coach Larry Drew says Jeff Adrien is backup power forward and Giannis and Khris Middleton will share time at 3 spot.
Source indicates Caron Butler buyout is officially completed. Butler will have 48 hours to clear waivers and become a free agent.
Sources say Bucks' buyout of Butler is very close but not done yet. Butler not with team in Indy today.
Look for the Bucks to replace Caron Butler with a young player from D-League or from overseas. 10-day contract likely.
Butler is expected to clear waivers after 48-hour period and become a free agent. Butler and Danny Granger both should land with contenders.
Yahoo Sports is reporting the Bucks and Caron Butler have reached a buyout agreement.
Bucks, Caron Butler have wrapped up buyout.
Update: BUCKS REMAIN UNDEFEATED THIS WEEK.
Big Dog must be proud but big ouch for his Boilermakers.
Praise the Lord in all you do..
You know Caron Butler would love to return to Miami. He and D-Wade r best friends. Wade is also godfather of Mia Butler.
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That said, it's self-serving to manage expectations now that Bucks have bottomed out, but better than talk of going all out this summer.