Milwaukee Bucks Need Brandon Jennings To Stay Red Hot

By John Raffel
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings showed the type of energy in the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons earlier this week that his team hopes to see all season. If that would be the case, the Bucks could be more of a factor in the NBA’s Eastern Conference than fans realize.

Jennings has the potential to shoot like that all season, once he does, watch out for the Bucks. He keeps making the Bucks controversial decision to fire coach Scott Skiles and replace him with Jim Boylan look better all the time.

“I think our team was just aggressive in the third quarter,” Jennings said while giving others the credit. But it’s obvious that Jennings deserves most of the credit for the team’s recent play. His 30 points against Detroit, with a 16-0 run in the third quarter, was a beautiful thing to watch.

“Brandon’s (Jennings) play in the third quarter. What do you say about that other than ‘wow,’” Boylan  said. “To come out firing like that it takes the life out of the opposing team when you have a guy who gets hot like that.”

Jennings continues to provide the Bucks with firepower like that and is certainly doing it at the right time. His 40-percent shooting isn’t bad but obviously needs to get a whole lot better.

But against the New York Knicks Friday night, what does Jennings do? He hits 5-of-18. Ugh.

But, he did dish out six assists, which is around his average. And he is still averaging 19 points. Jennings will have his bad games, but if he limits those the Bucks will prosper.

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