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— madison.com (@madisondotcom) April 23, 2015
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Chicago’s home away from home took an unfriendly turn Wednesday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks, fighting to secure an Eastern Conference playoff spot, went all in and emerged with a hard-fought 95-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Not only did the Bucks end their nine-game home losing streak to the Bulls, they finally quieted the fans dressed in red and black colors in the crowd of 15,215.
Point guard Michael Carter-Williams posted his first double-double since joining the Bucks, contributing 21 points and 10 rebounds. He scored 15 consecutive Bucks points in the second quarter while taking advantage of his post-up game against 6-foot guard Aaron Brooks.
Speaking of bright futures that got more complicated on Thursday … The Bucks are still in great shape for the future. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton, and John Henson ensure that the future is bright. And trading Knight is probably better than paying Knight. Point guard talent is two or three times deeper than every other position in the NBA, and when everyone’s great, it makes no sense to commit a ton of money to someone who’s only decent. The Bucks will still have room to make deals down the line if they decide they want a great point guard.
The Milwaukee Bucks on FOX Sports Wisconsin have become must-see TV again. The Bucks are trending 326 percent higher compared to this time last season, putting the team on pace to have one of the highest rated seasons since 2009-10.
Perhaps with 2016 in mind, Gov. Scott Walker is pitching his Milwaukee arena proposal not as state assistance to a private company, but as a model of fiscal conservatism….