NBA Roundup: The Buck Stops Here

Notes on Wednesday's OTHER games in the National Basketball Association ...

The Deer Hunter. If you're the type who sleeps more than eight hours a night, you probably missed the entire thing: Late Wednesday the Bucks fired coach Terry Stotts and hired Larry Krystkowiak (you, bleary-eyed: "Larry ... whosis?"). He was a Bucks assistant; you probably just forgot. Milwaukee is in last place in the Central Division at 23-41. Still, we are as shocked as anyone; we thought all was going well, especially after seeing Andrew Bogut make an obscene gesture toward his own fans on Monday.

Charlotte's Web. Because we so rarely mention the Bobcats, here ya go. Sean May had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Charlotte over Sacramento 111-108. More significantly, May was 2-for-2 on 3-pointers. Yeah, totally bizarre.

Green Day. Now, can someone explain to us why the Celtics are suddenly good? And does any Celtics fan consider this sudden surge a positive thing? Al Jefferson's 23 points led Boston to a 109-88 win over the Hawks; the Celtics' fifth win in their past seven home games.

Hey, LeBron Is Back. LeBron James, who sat out Tuesday's win over Sacramento with back spasms, scored 29 points as the Cavaliers beat the Grizzlies 118-96. James was 11-of-17 from the field and hit his first five shots of the third quarter.