Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  25 responses

Post Up: Young Bucks

Milwaukee gets the win to hurt L.A.’s playoff chances.

by Peter Walsh

Bucks 113 (35-36), Lakers 103 (37-36)

Larry Sanders scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a big late season win over the Lakers. The Lakers loss made the race for the eighth seed in the West that much closer; LA now sits just a game and a half ahead of Utah for the final spot. Steve Blake hit a three to give the Lakers an 88-87 lead, but Brandon Jennings came right back and hit a three of his own to give Milwaukee the lead for good. Los Angeles missed 10 of their next eleven shots and the Bucks capitalized with a 17-4 run to put the Lakers away. Jennings scored 20 and dropped 7 dimes, Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 and Monta Ellis finished with 18 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. Kobe scored 30 and Dwight Howard finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

Pacers 103 (46-27), Mavs 78 (35-37)

Despite the disheartening news that Danny Granger would miss the rest of the season due to knee surgery, the Pacers came out and handed the Mavs a 25-point L. The game was tied up at 41 apiece at the half and the Mavericks were in the hunt to get their record to .500 so they could finally shave their “.500 beards”. Instead, the Pacers outscored the Mavs 34-17 in the third quarter to take control of the game and run away with the victory. Paul George scored 24 points, grabbed 8 boards and dished out 6 assists and Roy Hibbert went for 16 points and 11 boards. Dirk was the only Mavs starter to score in double figures; he finished with 21.

Kings 117 (27-46), Suns 103 (23-50)

With last night’s win over the Suns, Sacramento has now won six of their last ten and are ending the season on a high note. DeMarcus Cousins took advantage of a depleted Phoenix front line by scoring a season-high 34 points and grabbing 14 boards while Isaiah Thomas had 23 points to go along with 8 assists. Sacramento destroyed Phoenix inside, outscoring the Suns 62-42 in the paint and outrebounding them 50-37. Goran Dragic did not play and rookie Kendall Marshall had 10 assists in the spot start.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    only good thing for the lakers is that the mavs got smashed. and that Utah forgot how to play ball after the all star break

  • AlbertBarr

    Oh Kings…it seems like you do this every season. Play miserably under your potential until the end of the season. You could have played like this all season! ALthough I do think the trade with the rockets actually improved our squad despite it being a gamble to trade away the fifth pick T-Rob. You can see it when they are on the court.

  • davidR

    isaiah has been on fire. those kings guards sure are streaky as hell

  • Max

    If the Lakers would make the playoffs, the Spurs or OKC would get 120 points every game.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    doesn’t look like they are gonna. Kobe left the arena on crutches. Nash is having some sort of hip/upper leg spasms. Pau is a shell of his brother when his brother was 15 years old. it is just a rough situation.
    my money is on the Mavericks if the Lakers are really as hurt as they seem.

  • Max

    Mine aswell, I was hoping that the Mavs would start to play better and make the playoffs a month ago, when VC and Dirk started picking it up.

  • LakeShow

    Ersan Ilyasova is the most inconsistent rebounder in the league. He’ll push for 20 one night and get 2 or 3 the next.

    It’s hard watching the Lakers suck. But it’s also the process of becoming older. And as I turned a year older yesterday, it makes me not want to be upset about it.

    Nash a two time MVP, Dwight a 2 time or (3 time ?) DPOTY, Kobe, is Kobe, Pau Gasol, one of the best international to NBA players ever. But never were the able to come together and play the way they should have. Unless a miracle happens to their health they stand no chance in the post season or even making the post season. It’s unfortunate for the L in some ways, but is also a good thing. Out with the old, in with the new.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    happy birthday fam

  • LakeShow

    Thanks dogg.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Happy bday my dude wish we could’ve won for you last night

  • ren

    Gained another year on your age, yet still a whole decade behind in maturity. How did you manage?

  • LakeShow

    Right… Well 8th seed, and a good fight put up in the playoffs will still be a nice belated one.

  • LakeShow

    Hahahahahahaaa, oh man. You got me there. I’m pretty immature sometimes.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I like that Larry Sanders guy. :D

  • Peter Walsh

    happy born day, playa

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Yea I feel you man but drinks up anyway cuz you’re alive to see another day

  • bike

    Well, there is that old saying ‘it’s always darkest before the dawn’.

    I know that doesn’t help much, but it’s all I can come up with on a Friday afternoon.

  • Brenda Thompson

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  • LakeShow

    Agreed. I remember watching him as a rook and thinking he SHOULD be good. He’s been great all year for the Bucks. 10-10-3 in 27 mins is really nice.

  • LakeShow

    Well I love batman, so it does help :)

  • LakeShow

    Thank you friend.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You sir get three thumbs up :D . Happy birthday mang.

  • LakeShow

    Dominic’s a d*ck, I wouldn’t listen to him. Albert’s article is garbage.

  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge

    Jodie Meeks is a bum. I was in milwaukee at the game last night and the effort from the front line +JM was pitiful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Lol not like they wont be in the Lottery again this year lol when you are are such a frequent in their position maybe you just lose appreciation for getting top picks. Lol jp but I like Patterson on the Kings(not sure he does however). I think him being a stretch four allows DMC to stretch his legs a little in the post. Jason Thompson need should go though,seriously. Probably need to pull the plug on Smart too. I hate to take a guy out of work but somebody is sure to light a fire under their ass and make them accountable.