October 21, 2014

Bucks swing a deal but fall to the Nuggets

The Milwaukee Bucks still haven’t won back-to-back games this season.  While compiling the worst record (10-44) in the NBA, the Bucks fell to the Denver Nuggets 101-90 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Denver forward Kenneth Faried poured in 26 points and pulled down 6 rebounds to lead the Nuggets (25-28) to the win, ending a 5-game losing streak.  It’s their first win since beating the Bucks back on Jan. 25.

Caron Butler had 17 points and Ersan Ilyasova added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for the Bucks.  Milwaukee played without point guard Brandon Knight who missed the game due to a right heel injury.

The Bucks fell to 1-4 on their current 6-game home stand that comes to an end on Saturday against Indiana.  They also fell to 1-20 against Western Conference teams.

Bucks swing a deal

Gary Neal never fit in after signing a 2-year free agent deal with the Bucks during the off-season.  So the Bucks sent him to Charlotte, along with point guard Luke Ridnour.  In return, the Bucks acquired veteran guard Ramon Sessions and power forward Jeff Adrien.

It’s the second go-round with the Bucks for Sessions, who was the team’s second-round draft pick in 2007.  He spent two seasons in Milwaukee, then had stops in Minnesota, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Charlotte.

Both Sessions and Adrien have expiring contracts.