October 2, 2014

Sloppy execution leads to Bucks 7th straight loss

Larry Sanders has never made a NBA three-pointer.  He entered last night’s game

Larry Sanders

Larry Sanders

against Memphis 0 for 5 from distance.  So with the Milwaukee Bucks trailing by 3 in the final seconds and the ball ended up in Sanders hands, one could predict the outcome.

Sanders took the shot and missed and the Bucks went on to lose to the Grizzlies 82-77.  It’s the 7th straight loss for the Bucks (7-31), who continue to possess the worst record in the NBA.

Bucks coach Larry Drew was questioned after the game why he even had a non-shooter like Sanders in the lineup for the big play down the stretch.

AUDIO: Larry Drew discusses having Larry Sanders on the floor with the Bucks trying to tie the game :15

Sanders had about six seconds left when he took the final shot, so he could have passed for a better option, but he shot anyway.

Brandon Knight had 27 points to lead the Bucks, who went without a field goal for a 10-minute stretch in the first half and missed 12 shots in a row during a second half stretch.

The Grizzlies pulled even at 19-19 on the season with the win.  It’s the first time they’ve been at the .500 mark since December 9th.