Big picture problem that was major issue tonight: Bucks' 5 bigs combined for 11 rebs in 101 combined minutes. OOF.
General note: Bucks have 13 guys who deserve some rotation minutes, so we'll have the chance to complain about rotations all season. Huzzah!
Either way, lots of encouraging signs from Bucks. Good ball movement for 36 min, guys looked aggressive, help D was way better than last yr.
Triple-double watch: Bucks PG Brandon Knight. 22 pts (10-for-10 from line), 13 assists and 8 rebounds. Giannis PG experiment was just that.
And Bucks shot clock.
Told you to watch Bucks-Hornets! Hope you stuck it out.
Şu Milwaukee-Charlotte maçı için "Devrede çantalar gitmiş" dese biri aksini ispat etmek mümkün değil. Bu Bucks'a laflar hazırladım
Meet the new Bucks, same as the old Bucks! (Daltrey voice...)
To recap, Hornets had no timeouts, down three, and Bucks opted to neither foul nor play defense. Cool.
Terrible by Bucks not to foul. C'mon Kidd.
All foul shooters in now for Bucks.
Bucks get TO before Hornets can foul Sanders. Important.
Loose ball foul called on Sanders after Knight miss and Kidd-Gilchrist at line with 20.4 left. He makes 1 of 2 and Bucks call a timeout.
Sanders blocks shot by Walker and Bucks clinging to 95-88 lead. Kemba 5 for 11 at foul line.
O.J. Mayo got in shape this summer. Good sign for young Bucks who have the promising Parker and Giannis. J-Kidd has got them playing hard.
Kemba 3-pointer makes it an 8-point deficit, then Bucks commit turnover.
The Hornets apparently think they're a jumpshooting team. SPOILER: They're not.Down 13 to Bucks. http://t.co/GV1M03Gd6l
Bucks 83, Hornets 68 end of third. Knight with 18-11-7. Three rebs shy of triple-double. Assist total impressive.
End of third: Bucks 83, Hornets 68. Bucks shooting 52%
Boos are heard at TWC Arena after Knight sinks back-to-back 3s. Bucks lead 74-50.
Dudley blocks Stephenson and Parker is off for dunk and 68-50 Bucks lead. Hornets timeout.
Just talked to Marc Lasry. He said it's "surreal" to be at opening game and have Bucks going against Jordan's team.
HT: Bucks 57, Hornets 46. Strong first half by MKE. Mayo 13, Middleton 12 and Knight 10. Knight has 6 assists, 4 rebs.
Halftime: Bucks 57, Hornets 46.
Now Mayo flips oop to Henson for the flush and then sinks a 3. Bucks lead 44-31 and Hornets call a timeout.
Bucks owner Jamie Dinan also here sitting next to Lasry.
And-one finish from Giannis after a mistimed oop from Mayo. Bucks up 39-31 and on pace for 30 assists right now.
Knight played entire first quarter before Bayless came in to start second. Bucks shooting 52%.
OJ drills a 3 from corner and Bucks lead 36-31.