Jennings ‘Cursed’ By 55-Point Game?

by December 28, 2009

The pressure to deliver miracles is starting to get to star rookie point guard Brandon Jennings: “It was great when it happened, the night rookie point guard Brandon Jennings scored 55 points against the Golden State Warriors. But the expectations it brought have the Bucks’ 20-year-old rookie wondering whether it was worth it to get 55 so early in his career, in just his seventh NBA game. ‘I feel like it’s a curse because of the 55,” Jennings said after the Bucks’ practice session Sunday. ‘It’s almost a curse. Now that I’ve scored 55, everybody expects me to go out there and score big numbers every night. I’m just trying to find my way. Not every night is going to be easy. A lot of teams are changing their defense. So it’s not as easy as everyone thinks it is.’ Jennings had 10 points and took just eight shots in the Bucks’ 112-97 loss to San Antonio on Saturday, the Bucks’ fourth straight home defeat. He contributed eight assists and committed three turnovers while playing 30 minutes. He had scored just seven points in the Bucks’ previous game, a 109-97 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Bucks defense has been blistered in recent games and allowed the Spurs to shoot nearly 60% from the field, and the offense also has sputtered with plenty of missed shots.”