(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images
(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images 

What to Watch For: Bucks

Normally the way to counter a team that likes to run is to send your guys back on defense instead of going for the offensive rebound. But it’s not like the Milwaukee Bucks defense is going to stop the Suns anyway, so I feel like they just need to send everyone to get the offensive rebound. That’s what the Chicago Bulls do. It helps keep the opposing team from getting in transition and keeps possessions going. This is not what the Bucks will do because Larry Drew is the least inspiring coach ever.

My current Bucks feelings can be summed up in this gif:

What to watch for: Suns

In stark contrast to the Bucks, the Suns have one of the best offenses in the league. It’s easily the best offense without a certifiable superstar on the roster. They’ve been able to keep this really brilliant offense humming even with Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely. Bledsoe had been brilliant with Goran Dragic in two point guard lineups with both of them averaging over 15 points and 5 assists. But Bledsoe’s value for the Suns has come more on the defensive where he’s a solid man defender. In fact, losing Bledsoe may have helped the Suns offense since it gives more possessions to Dragic.

The Dragic, Channing Frye, Gerald Green 3-man lineup has the third best offensive rating among 3-man lineups in the league. They’re just behind Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, and Lebron James and Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Boris Diaw. Frye has been an important pick-and-pop guy for Dragic. Green has been very efficient from midrange – shooting 52% from that area.


Time – 7:00 p.m. CST

TV – FS Wisconsin

Radio – 620 WTMJ

Projected Lineups


PG Brandon Knight

SG Luke Ridnour

SF Giannis Antetokounmpo

PF Ersan Ilyasova

C Larry Sanders


PG Goran Dragic

SG Gerald Green

SF P.J. Tucker

PF Channing Frye

C Miles Plumlee

Choose the form of the Destructor: Miles Plumlee


Prediction: Suns 117 – Bucks 88