The list of reasons for the Bucks' highly disappointing season is endless.
A rash of injuries. A brutal early-season schedule. Chemistry issues. Offensive futility.
And you can add the wildly inconsistent ways of point guard Brandon Jennings. After taking the league by storm last season as a rookie, Jennings was expected to take his game to another level this season.
It hasn't happened.
Jennings has had a roller-coaster season, looking good one game, not so good the next.
Take, for example, his play this month. After scoring at least 15 points in four straight games, Jennings followed with two clunkers: an eight-point outing and a four-point outing.
Then, Jennings bounced back with a 23-point game before seeing his scoring output go from 16 to 14 to just six. So, what happens in his next outing? He explodes for a season-high 37 points.
Needless to say, Jennings' lack of consistency hasn't helped the Bucks' cause this season.
BULLS 95, BUCKS 87: The Bucks, battling for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, squandered a 15-point third-quarter lead and lost Saturday night at the Bradley Center. The Bucks' execution down the stretch was horrible, with John Salmons dribbling the ball off his leg with two minutes left and the game tied at 87-87. MVP candidate Derrick Rose then scored on a drive to put Chicago ahead for good. Rose finished with 30 points and 17 assists. Salmons totaled 25 points to lead the Bucks. Carlos Delfino had 23 points. The Bucks fell to 29-43, two games behind the eighth-place Pacers (32-42).
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