By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist
(CBS) The Bulls and Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs is the equivalent of empty calories.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
We know the main course has been ordered and is coming out soon enough — the medium-rare ribeye steak that is the matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers — but here we sit filling up on bread.
A team can afford to have as miserable a first half as Chicago did Monday because Milwaukee will always revert to taking enough contested jump shots to let a patient, responsible opponent back in the game. You can count on the Bucks’ “my turn” possessions in the half court without the benefit of a true point guard. Their lack of a rim protector on the other end opens dribble penetration that results in both free-throw attempts and open shots.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
None of this is predictive for the series that matters, either, and the Bucks’ play-acting as thugs now could only get somebody hurt. I’m for petitioning the league to call this series over and move on.
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