Friday, January 29, 2016

Grizzlies 103, Bucks 83: Next Day Haiku

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:42 AM

click to enlarge LARRY KUZNIEWSKI
  • Larry Kuzniewski

Last night, the Grizzlies beat the Milwaukee Bucks at FedExForum, and it was not a close game. The first half was mostly just ugly, with neither team shooting particularly well, but in the second half, the Grizzlies came out and started moving the ball—helped by some good lineup decisions, which I don't often praise Dave Joerger for making—and showed flashes of really good offense with a two point guard lineup (which is a lot more fun with Mike Conley and Mario Chalmers than it was with Conley and Nick Calathes or Beno Udrih).

Bottom line is this: the Bucks aren't very good. They've regressed from last year, and they were also missing three rotation players last night.

It was more fun to write about this one than watch it—especially since OJ Mayo, who will always have a place in my heart (and in the Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo Lionel Hollins Memorial Doghouse) was hurt.

I used to do this more often, and I had more fun when I did. So here we are. IT'S HAIKU TIME.

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#1

Young but flailing Bucks,
A regression to the mean
A deer dream deferred.

#2

The trade deadline comes
Once a year for expirings.
Who will become gone?

#3

M. Carter Williams,
The dread curse of the Sixers:
Is he really good?

LARRY KUZNIEWSKI
  • Larry Kuzniewski

#4

JaMychal's minutes—
Have you seen them anywhere?
Ryan Hollins has.

#5

Trades will come and go.
Get a second for Jeff Green
Or, well, anything.

LARRY KUZNIEWSKI
  • Larry Kuzniewski

#6

Giannis got kicked out
Because he was frustrated
What a pottymouth

#7

Will the Griz make moves?
Can they acquire young talent?
Time is tight, you know.


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