Fear James Harden: Bucks – Rockets Preview
What to Watch For: Bucks
Brandon Knight. Just watch him. He’s been good for a while now. Larry Sanders too. Other than that, the Bucks aren’t real good. They’ll probably lose this game. But it’ll be interesting to see Knight battle Patrick Beverley and Sanders battle the mighty Dwight Howard.
Also, it’s Beard Night. That’s fun. Maybe we’ll see Miroslav Raduljica get back off the bench and create a hairy situation for the Rockets.
What to Watch For: Rockets
The Rockets are going places. Howard looks more like the Howard of old and not old Howard. James Harden is a superstar. They have a collection of role players who thrive as defenders or shooters, depending on who the player is. They play a style that most seem to enjoy and produces positive results. A lot is going well for them. You’ll enjoy watching them.
Things aren’t perfect in Houston and they are still probably a real solid piece away from being a title contender, but if that’s the biggest problem a team has, it’s in much better shape than Milwaukee. Terrence Jones has come up a number of times this season as a player that may need to be replaced, but he looked just fine when Milwaukee played in Houston earlier this year. He dropped 36 points and made the Bucks very sad.
Time – 7:30 p.m. CST
TV – FS Wisconsin
Radio – 620 WTMJ
Bucks: O.J. Mayo (illness/conditioning; out), Ekpe Udoh (ankle; out), Carlos Delfino (foot surgery; out)
Rockets: Greg Smith (hamstring; questionable), Francisco Garcia (hamstring; questionable), Omer Asik (knee; questionable)
PG Nate Wolters
SG Brandon Knight
SF Khris Middleton
PF Ersan Ilyasova
C Larry Sanders
PG Patrick Beverley
SG James Harden
SF Chandler Parsons
PF Terrence Jones
C Dwight Howard
Choose the Form of the Destructor: James Harden
He’s super good and he plays a very smart game. He shoots a lot of jumpers, but a good many of them are 3-pointers and he uses the jump shot as a weapon to open up driving lanes so he can get layups, dunks and free throws. Offensively, he’s a surgeon.
Prediction: Rockets 124 – Bucks 102
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