It’s GROUNDHOG DAY: Bucks – Grizzlies Preview
Larry Drew has a problem. He’s trapped in a never ending cycle of effortless losses during which his team trailed by at least 20 points and he can’t figure out how to get out. Every night, after each loss, the next more crushing and demoralizing than the last, he has to answer the same questions from what may as well be a faceless gang of reporters trying to figure out why his team keeps losing. The problem? He doesn’t know why either.
But Larry just may figure it out … and learn something about himself along the way.
This winter, Larry Drew stars in: Postgame Press Conference Night.
What to Watch For: Bucks
What to watch on this team? This team? What to watch? Nothing, right now anyway.
Just go check out our recent recaps, but be sure to grab a tissue first. It’s a sad, epic story told in multiple parts.
Times have been exceptionally sad of late.
What to Watch For: Grizzlies
They got some dudes who can beat teams up. Marc Gasol is healthy, having made his return the day before Memphis played the Bucks in January. He’s looking good and the Grizzlies are looking like a legitimate playoff team once again. Zach Randolph still Z-Bos and adding ninja James Johnson has worked out quite nicely to give them some more punch off the bench.
They may hold the Bucks under 70 points.
Time – 7:00 p.m. CST
TV – FS Wisconsin
Radio – 620 WTMJ
Grizzlies: Mike Conley (hamstring; left Friday’s game, is playing against the Bucks so may take night off), Tony Allen (hand; out), Quincy Pondexter (foot; out)
PG Nate Wolters
SG Brandon Knight
SF Khris Middleton
PF Ersan Ilyasova
C Larry Sanders
PG Mike Conley (??)
SG Courtney Lee
SF Tayshaun Prince
PF Zach Randolph
C Marc Gasol
Choose the Form of the Destructor: Marc Gasol
I love that Marc Gasol rarely jumps when he shoots. He’s so big. He has so much touch. He’s a statue come to life with enough lateral movement to block shots and play his position very effectively. He communicates like he’s in the tower and his other Grizzly teammates are pilots circling the court. He tells them where to be, what to expect and how to handle it.
Then they do it. Then the Grizzlies win.