Well, Brandon Jennings overcame his recent struggles to post a great line, but that wasn’t enough to right Milwaukee’s sinking ship in the Bucks’ 10-point loss to Charlotte Monday night.
Never a coach to take kindly to uninspired play, Milwaukee’s Scott Skiles placed the blame for the Bobcats loss firmly on the shoulders of his team’s two highest-paid players, Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd. How do we know this? Skiles didn’t let either of them get a second of playing time in the second quarter.
As the AP game story (linked to here via USA Today) says,
Skiles contemplated lineup changes before the game but decided to “give it another game and see how we do.”
He changed his mind after the Bobcats outscored the Bucks 33-14 in the second quarter to take a 56-34 lead.
Bogut, who went 1 for 6 in the first half and Redd, who was 0 for 4, were on the bench to start the second half. And the teams’ second- and third-leading scorers stayed there.
Needless to say, this is not the best way to make Redd tradeable.