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Bucks smell a Rose in MVP race

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Notes, Quotes · Bucks smell a Rose in MVP race · Roster Report

You won't get much of an argument from the Bucks on who should be the NBA's Most Valuable Player this season.

Especially after getting another up close and personal look at Bulls guard Derrick Rose on Saturday night.

Rose staged another MVP-type performance against the Bucks, scoring 30 points and recording a career-high assists.

Rose also dominated down the stretch, scoring eight points.

"To me, he's the MVP of the league," Bucks center Andrew Bogut said of Rose.

Most of Bogut's teammates and coaches agreed.

Added Bucks coach Scott Skiles in his postgame press conference: "It wasn't so much bad defense as a great player just took over the game."

BOBCATS 87, BUCKS 86: Brandon Jennings missed two layups in the last 16 seconds as the Bucks' playoff hopes took a hit on Monday night at Charlotte, N.C. The Bucks blew an 82-75 lead with 5:56 left in the game. Jennings and Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings each scored 26 points. Bogut, who had 18 points in the first half, also grabbed nine rebounds. The loss lowered the Bucks' record to 29-44. The Pacers, who are in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, beat the Celtics on Monday and improved their record to 33-42.

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