The pregame show was cool. Giannis is good. The Bucks were bad. That's the basic thesis of the storyline from Wednesday's season opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, where Milwaukee lost to Charlotte, 107-96, in front of a sellout crowd that was (at least initially) excited.
The Bucks are celebrating the start of the NBA season with a full slate of community engagement events during Tipoff Week. They began with the refurbishment of three public courts in Milwaukee on Monday and will continue with improvements to local community centers.
With Milwaukee's 2016-17 NBA season starting this week - the home opener is Wednesday against Charlotte - BMO Harris Bank's Downtown branch, at the corner of Water and Mason Streets, was displaying the Bucks' fierce green logo in its west-facing windows.
The Bucks want to #OwnTheFuture. But for their Feb. 19 game against the Hornets, an 80s Night, they'll feature concerts by Chevy Metal, the 1980s cover band formed by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Some final individual stat lines for a couple of the Bucks in tonights 95-91 loss at New Orleans will look good: Andrew Bogut - 15 points, 15 reboundsBrandon Jennings - 15 points, 10 assistsCorey Maggette - 16 points, 7 reboundsDrew Gooden - 15 points, 11 reboundsCarlos Delfino - 1...