Saturday night, the Milwaukee Bucks’ miserable season took a turn for even worse. With an opportunity to end a 7-game losing streak, the Bucks took on the Charlotte Bobcats at home. In what was a breakout game for forward Khris Middleton, the Bucks were otherwise flat out embarrassed by Charlotte as the Bobcats pulled to .500 this season.
Middleton shot 8-for-13 including nailing both of his attempts from beyond the arc as he finished with a career high 20 points in 28 minutes. Middleton also added four boards, two assists, a steal and also did not turn the ball over once. Aside from the second-year forward, only John Henson finished in double figures, scoring 10.
The rest of the Bucks’ rotation failed to get into double-figure scoring.
The Bobcats, meanwhile, boasted five guys in double figures led by Al Jefferson’s 19 and Gerald Henderson with 17. The story behind this game can be summed up as follows: Charlotte shot over 49 percent from the field versus Milwaukee’s 35 percent.
This debacle of a performance by the Bucks only furthers what has been an abysmal season. At 2-10, the Bucks look like they could very well be the worst team in professional basketball. Milwaukee is 28th in the league in points per game, 28th in field goal percentage, 22nd in turnovers and 17th in the league in points allowed.
Those are just a few of the disgusting conclusions we can come to about the Bucks’ season thus far. Without any true leader on the team, Milwaukee appears to be a team that is just waiting for next summer in hopes that they can change things around with a draft pick and maybe a key free agent.