Work beckons, so a quickie preview today.
Milwaukee Bucks (Scott Skiles) 41-33
Charlotte Bobcats (Larry Brown) 39-35
Time: 6:00 (CST)
TV: FS Wisconsin
Brandon Jennings vs. Ray Felton
John Salmons vs. Stephen Jackson
Carlos Delfino (maybe still Charlie Bell) vs. Gerald Wallace
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute vs. Boris Diaw
Andrew Bogut vs. Theo Ratliff
Stack, Ridnour, Kurt Thomas and The Ersanator
Tyson Chandler, Larry Hughes Errant Jumpshot, Ty Thomas and Stephen Graham
Prediction: Milwaukee 93 – Charlotte 87
Charlotte is really good at home, really really good at home. But so was Cleveland and the Bucks nearly pulled that one out. This can be done, but Milwaukee will need to execute the hell out of their offense. Bogut has got to be the focus this evening, as Theo Ratliff and Tyson Chandler aren’t really going to be able to handle him. Don’t be shocked if Jennings struggles again, or if Skiles rides him anyway.
This may be one of the uglier games you’ll see this year if these teams are really on their game; the Bucks rank 4th in defensive rating, while the Bobcats lead the league. That being said, it’ll likely come down to whoever is taking care of the ball and making the most of their possessions on offense.