Team Punch battles again: Bucks – Wizards Preview
What to Watch For: Bucks
Not OJ Mayo. He got all throat punchy against the Pelicans on Friday night and was suspended by the league for Saturday night’s game against the Wizards. We’ll likely barely notice and he probably isn’t too broken up about it either.
The sudden emancipation of fists in Milwaukee is a little bizarre, but less bizarre when you consider it was Reggie Evans and Greg Stiemsma who were punch recently. Those guys have play that’s bound to draw opponents ire, extreme ire in some cases. The Wizards don’t have as much punchy fellas, though Marcin Gortat could get under the skin of a guy like Zaza Pachulia I’m sure. So watch for that: Pachulia vs. Gortat.
What to Watch For: Wizards
John Wall is a pleasure. He’s so fast and active. He truly uses his speed for the good of his team almost all the time. He’s one of the league’s most watchable players and is sure to do multiple things that will impress a nation of Bucks fans on Saturday. We often fawn about the things Giannis could one day do, but Wizards fans get to fawn about the things Wall does on a nightly basis.
Lock your eyes on him and enjoy.
Time – 8:00 p.m. CST
TV – None (…so actually, you won’t be locking your eyes on anything. Sorry gang.)
Radio – 620 WTMJ
Bucks: Ekpe Udoh (right knee swelling, questionable), Carlos Delfino (foot surgery; out), Larry Sanders (face surgery; out), OJ Mayo (decision making process; out)
Wizards: Glen Rice Jr (wrist; out), Nene (MCL; out), Kevin Seraphin (knee; out), Martell Webster (back; probable)
PG Nate Wolters
SG Brandon Knight
SF Khris Middleton
PF Ersan Ilyasova
C Zaza Pachulia
PG John Wall
SG Bradley Beal
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Trevor Booker
C Marcin Gortat
Choose the form of the Destroyer: Andre Milller
He will not take a shout outside 12-feet unless something very strange happens. He will look very intelligent while he plays, because guards who get a chance to back down other guards always look very intelligent. His impact is likely to be very minimal. But I enjoy the work of Andre Miller and I quietly hope he scores 12 very difficult looking points.
Prediction: Wizards 108 – Bucks 98
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