A night after a much-needed but hardly convincing win in Golden State, the Bucks rolled into Utah and reverted to form: no defense early and no defense late, with a solid second half run mixed in just to keep things interesting. Neither Alex nor I were able to catch the whole game live tonight, but we'll try to get more a detailed report up Sunday afternoon.
Carlos Delfino was the only guy really on his game for the Bucks, which is never a phrase you like to hear. Still, give the Argentine credit for helping his team avoid an even bigger defeat, as he scored a season-high 28 on just 14 shots, including 6/10 from deep. Bogut was again fairly uninvolved, scoring 10 on just eight shots with five turnovers, though he did add 11 boards--the sixth straight game he's pulled down at least that many.
Brandon Jennings dished out 11 dimes--a number of them on pretty back-door cuts--but couldn't replicate his scoring from a night ago. He made an uncontested breakaway layup in the second quarter but missed all seven of his other shots. Not cool. Ilyasova was more useful, logging a 13/11 double-double on 11 shots.
The Jazz were led by C.J. Miles of all people--I guess that's no weirder than Delfino, right?--as he scored a team-high 19 on 11 shots off the bench. Deron Williams almost matched him with 18 on 11 as the Jazz torched the Bucks for 56.4% shooting. Seems like we're seeing a lot of big numbers in that department of late.
In any case, that drops the Bucks to 1-4 on the road trip, which ends Monday night in Houston.