Brandon Jennings was content to wait. While the Nets came out hot Monday in New Jersey, Milwaukee’s oft off-target star found his stroke wherever he wanted as the game went on. Jennings stepped back for six threes on 11 attempts and had a game-high 34 in the Bucks’ win. He’s in the best shooting season of his career at 40 percent from the field (Progress, people. Progress.). While it’s progress that he’s better year-over-year, it’s still not good. It was nice though, to see his third night of 50 percent shooting or better this month, after not hitting that mark once in February … You might want to put money down on Milwaukee next time these teams meet. It was Milwaukee’s 10th straight win over N.J. … Another Gerald Green sighting! The great thing is some people will bemoan the four-fingered assassin’s alley-oop dunk because his head wasn’t four inches over the rim like last time. His chin has to be happy about that … Kris Humphries (career-high 31 points, 18 boards) went for 10 of the Nets’ first 13 points doing his bull/china shop routine through Milwaukee’s front line. With Deron Williams out for a second straight game, he neutralized reigning conference player of the week Ersan Ilyasova early. The same Ilyasova who dropped 29 and 25 on the Nets’ heads the last time these teams met never got going, with four points … There was an ad about a Nets Social Media Night for their game against the Bobcats. Who, exactly, will be talking about that game? … The Hornets missed their first six shots before Marco Belinelli made a triple, leaving New Orleans’ waiting fans standing awkwardly. After a few minutes it broke the “this is a fun novelty” limit and just got weird. Charlotte went on to win the game, 73-71, that no one was there for after The Biz snuffed Trevor Ariza‘s pathetic dunk attempt at the buzzer … Everyone missed Al-Farouq Aminu’s (10 points) hammering transition dunk, plus a nifty up-and-under reverse later … In San Antonio’s 112-97 win over Washington, Tim Duncan went the length of the floor against the Wizards for a slam that took us back to 2003. If that isn’t an indictment of the Wizards’ effort this year, what else is? Duncan got a long rebound at the top of the paint and dribbled right through three defenders before a Statue-of-Liberty finish. He had three dunks in the first quarter. “That’s absurd,” remarked the play-by-play announcers … Chris Singleton saved some face for the Wizards’ D later in the first with an “CARD REJECTED” block on Manu Ginobili at the rim … JaVale McGee put us in stitches when he was short with his dunk in the first quarter. Add another to the reel … Al Jefferson put up 33 and 12 only a day after his grandmother passed away, and though he’ll take off on Thursday for her service, he helped bulldoze the Pistons, 105-90 … Rodney Stuckey kept Detroit close with his 29 points … Keep reading to hear about yet another New York loss …
Smack / Mar 13, 2012 / 2:22 am
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