Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  19 responses

Bucks Begin Life Without Andrew Bogut

The big fella had successful surgery on his right hand, and as the Journal Sentinel details, things will be very tough for Milwaukee going forward: “Nobody was downplaying Andrew Bogut’s season-ending injury after the Milwaukee Bucks’ practice session Monday. His teammates knew full well they had absorbed a major body blow when the 7-foot center crashed to the floor Saturday night against Phoenix, suffering a broken right hand, dislocated right elbow and sprained right wrist in one horrific tumble. But the Bucks players also sounded determined to respond as a group to Bogut’s absence and to continue the streak of strong play that has them poised to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth. The Bucks (42-34) have reduced their magic number to two and can clinch their first post-season berth since 2006 if they defeat the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night at the United Center. ‘I’m really disappointed for Andrew,’ Bucks forward Jerry Stackhouse said. ‘I think he’s worked really hard to put this team in position to be in the playoffs. There’s no way we’d be anywhere close to it without him. It’s disappointing he doesn’t get an opportunity to taste it a little bit. He’s labored a few years to try to get the team to this point. Obviously the team will try to pick up where we can. It’s going to be difficult. But we’ve got a lot of guys with a lot of pride. No one guy is going to be able to do it, what ‘Bogues’ does for us defensively and being able to set the tone for us offensively. But I think as a committee we’ll be able to get it done.”‘

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  • JOE!

    It’s over. 1st rd sweep!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Feer the deer-in-the-headlights look on Jennings’ face

  • Coney Islander

    Brandon Jennings is going to go OFF in the playoffs!

  • slamfan4life

    Easy win for chi tonite, there goes your playoff hopes….Toronto

  • http://www.euroleagueadventures.com Nick Gibson

    Ersan Ilyasova time.

  • Lee

    Ilyasova make basket!

  • LA Huey

    Will this mean more occurences of the Steve Blakes of NBA punking Ersan Ilyasova?

  • Dtown

    Jennings is my nig, he’s going to do just fine.. but without big Bo it’s a wrap..

    looking like a easy first round for my C’s

  • Dtown

    Jennings is outstanding, he’s going to do just fine.. but without big Bo it’s a wrap.. looking like a easy first round for my C’s

  • Dtown

    sorry for the double post btw..

  • Tommy Patron

    You should be.

  • Rob

    Bucks are done. Brandon Jennings isn’t gonna save this team, don’t be ingenue. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bulls win tonight.

  • thalilbigkahuna

    Jerry Stackhouse is still playing?

  • AI best balla of the 2000s

    brandon jennings can still light yall up for 50 pts.

  • The Philosopher

    Bogut was just coming around, too. His emergence was remarkable. Tough year for centers.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Just wait ’til Mike Redd is back!
    Oh wait..
    But seriously -
    Luc Mbah
    Ersan and Delfino off the bench is pretty nice.

  • GGG

    Just as Bogut was getting into his stride…talk about bad luck. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Bogan had the worst fall I’ve seen in a long time. poor bloke. And yeah, Jennings will go off in the playoffs. Like a bucket of prawns in the sun.
    That’s right, I’m making Australian jokes before anyone else does.

  • therighttoremainsalient

    bogan! :) Aussies stand up! Oi Oi Oi.