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Caron Butler doesn’t like Brandon Jennings showing up the Bucks

Nov 26, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Brandon Jennings traded barbs with his old team this offseason and then finally got his chance to prove his point on the court Monday.

He did.

Jennings scored an efficient 15 points and added 13 assists and two steals, leading the Pistons to a 19-point win over the Bucks. It was already fulfilling revenge for the point guard.

Then, Jennings went for the last laugh as the Pistons ran out the clock (hat tip: Scott Rafferty of Hardwood Paroxysm):

I must have missed Caron Butler’s induction to the fun police, but he’s clearly a member of the force.

How dare a player show a fun side on the court! Better put a quick, stop to that.

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This game was personal to Jennings, and he’s just letting loose at the end. Sure, he’s showing up the Bucks, but if they don’t like it, they should try to win the next game.

I’ll give Butler credit for not committing a cheap foul, but walking toward Jennings and then glaring at him served no real purpose. Butler is attempting to establish himself as a team leader, but next time, he should get his team playing with better focus while the game’s result is still in doubt rather than once it’s already decided.

  1. muskyhunter2542 - Nov 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    When Wiggins is a Buck he will show him up 10x what Jennings did.

    • cmehustle - Nov 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      If there are basketball gods, they would not let Wiggins go to Milwaukee. How about Dante Exum??

  2. steelers33 - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    We’ll get the last laugh when we get Wiggins, Parker, or Randle and the Pistons have a first round playoff exist. Future looking bright for the Bucks, front court of Henson and Sanders, wings of Giannis and Wiggins, Knight at point guard. Give our team 3-4 years to develop and you are talking about a championship contender.

    • fm31970 - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Knight is the Bucks PG of the future? Ruh-roh.

      This is typical of Jennings, and what many of us saw while he was in Milwaukee. Instead of learning from his past mistakes and experiences, taking the high road, holding onto the ball while the clock runs out, and enjoying the TEAM win, he turned the focus to himself. Yeah, you had a nice game and a stat line you should be able to come close to putting up every night, even against teams better then the Bucks (and make no mistake, the Bucks are bad right now). If you do this against Miami, OKC, San Antonio, Indiana– fine, THEN strut like a peacock.

    • sprint32 - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      But thats not the Bucks team and its not a far gone conclusion that bucks will get any of those players or if those players will be impact players. I dont like Jennings game but detriot is in a better position going forward than the Bucks are

      • bougin89 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:19 AM

        The Pistons look to be exactly where the Bucks were the last two seasons. Mediocre. Plus they just locked themselves into two players that have tapped out their potential(Jennings and Smith) long term. How are they better setup going forward than the Bucks?

        Mediocre in the NBA is the worst you can be.

      • uncledrew22 - Nov 29, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        Agreed, ex Piston assistant GM John Hammond destroyed the Bucks with mindless trades. Detroit was more than happy to dump B Knight on the Bucks for BJ. While BJ has his issues too, he was a better option at PG than Knight was for sure. Detroit also has better bigs who can finish plays as opposed to the Bucks, so BJ should thrive.

  3. ddpenny - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    i think he was baiting butler to do a trick he did to valanciunas last year. not today butler. jennings win.

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