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Game Review | Bobcats 102, Bucks 98: Stats, video and news

Monta Ellis and the Bucks appeared headed to a fourth straight win midway through the fourth quarter in Charlotte, but Ramon Sessions and the improving Bobcats took control down the stretch to deal the Bucks their first road loss.

Do we really need to rehash last night's game? OK, fair enough.

Check out Dan's quick cap or my longer one from earlier today. Then, check out what Steve, Dan, Mitchell and Jake think the tough week ahead might tell us about the Bucks...who, oh by the way, are still 1st in the Central Division right now.

Stats: Box Score | B-R Advanced Box | Popcorn Machine | HoopData

Recaps: Brew Hoop | Bucksketball | Behind the Buck Pass | JS | FS Wisconsin | Rufus on Fire | Queen City Hoops

News:

  • Ball Don't Lie | Mullens surprised by late double-team
    Byron (don't call me B.J.) Mullens scored 31 against the Bucks last season and hurt them again last night with 19 points on 14 shots. But that doesn't mean he was expecting the double team that left Ramon Sessions for a game-tying three late in the fourth quarter last night.
  • Bucks.com | Four Factors Update
    We've alluded to these things a bunch of late, but if you're trying to understand why the Bucks started 6-2 just do yourself a favor and read Alex's story.
  • Brew Hoop | Bucks Lineup Pyramids
    Steve looks at what's gone right and wrong through the lens of player combinations.
  • Fox Sports Wisconsin | Five Reasons for Bucks' Fast Start
    Hint: Ersan Ilyasova's play and Drew Gooden's suits are not one of them.
  • JS | Dunlap saw comeback coming
    Speaking of Ilyasova, Skiles noted that his concerns with Ilyasova's game go beyond his lack of shot-making.
    "I'm less concerned about his offense," Skiles said. "I'm more concerned about why he's not contesting shots like he used to, rebounding the ball. I know the baskets will come for him.

    "He's struggling, for sure."