MILWAUKEE - The Bucks came out cold going almost 5 minutes before scoring their first field goal in the game and the young Bucks squad couldn't overcome that slow start against the defending champions from Miami.
Despite making it a one possession game numerous times, Milwaukee never got the big shot when they needed to, and never led the game. Monta Ellis said it's a matter of the champs doing what they needed to.
"When we were getting close they made big shots, when they needed to," Ellis said.
Luc Mbah a Moute marveled at the killer instinct the Heat posses. "They stepped on the gas and we had no response. And to us that's something we've got to learn," Mbah a Moute said.
Dwayne Wade sat on the bench unable to go in game four and Lebron James delivered an MVP worthy performance in Wade's absence. James scored 30 points and handled the bulk of the ball handling duties dishing out 7 assists.
Trying to stop James from getting to the basket is like trying to keep a freight train from making a delivery and that means the Bucks constantly had to play help defense.
"You have to just bring the help to guard him and when you do that he just finds the open man," Forward Ersan Ilyasova said.
Larry Sanders was also tasked with helping off his man but he said you still have to be careful when you do. "A couple of times I should have trusted my teammates more and stay with him and I should have stayed with Haslem but I helped down too much," Sanders said.
While LeBron was putting on an MVP type performance Brandon Jennings spent his time on the bench. Jennings scored just 3 points on 1 of 7 shooting and sat out the entire fourth quarter.
"I'm not going to lie I wanted to play. You know this is the playoffs this is game 4 and we're trying to take it back to Miami. But you know like I said it's still out of my control," Jennings said.
Bucks Head Coach Jim Boylan explained his decision regarding Jennings minutes after the game. "You know when I took Brandon out and put JJ and Mike in and Monta at the point I just thought our matchups were a little better."
Mike Dunleavy said that the issue of minutes has been a constant one this season.
"You know we've got a lot of guys who can play and you can make the argument that there's a lot of guys can be out on the court. I don't know what to tell you," Dunleavy said. "That's been the case all year long and it's had an impact on our locker room and our chemistry a little bit but it is what it is when you have a deep roster."
The Bucks swept out of the playoffs and with a number of key players bound for free agency, and an interim tag remaining on their head coach, sweeping changes may be ahead for the team.
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