Coming in as a team with a tendency to beat up on the lower teams of the NBA, one would think that the Bucks would unleash their best against the Charlotte Bobcats, who only have 7 wins and both the worst offensive and defensive efficiencies in the league. Nothing is that simple though. Byron Mullens had the night of his life with 31 points and 14 rebounds, as the Bucks could not find an answer up front. Meanwhile, Eduardo Najera suffered a nasty injury to the head after an elbow by Jon Brockman, and had to exit. The Bucks were able to counter the Bobcats with their backcourt of Monta Ellis (25 points, 9-21 FG) and Brandon Jennings (18 points, 8-17 FG, 9 assists). The Bucks had a rough time shutting the Bobcats away, and the unsatisfactory nature of the victory was reflected in Scott Skiles' post game comments.
Box Scores: Basic / Hoopdata / Basketball Reference / Popcorn Machine Gameflow
Recaps: Brewhoop / JS Online / Rufus on Fire / Charlotte Observer
Notes: BTBP: An Irrevelant Coaching Milestone for Scott Skiles / Bucksetball: Scott Skiles was not excited about Milwaukee’s win over Charlotte / FoxSports: Najera injures head, taken to hospital