A season that’s almost extinct: Bucks — Raptors Preview
What to Watch For: Bucks
If he scores 1581 points in games against Toronto and Atlanta, Brandon Knight (1242 points) will pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2822 points, ’71-72) for most points scored in a season by a Buck.
Knight (344 assists) could also catch Sam Cassell (729 assists, ’99-00) for the season assist record with an extra $39.50 in dimes.
Khris Middleton leads the Bucks with 116 three-point field goals but an extra 114 over the next two games would push him past Ray Allen (229 threes, ’01-02) for the team season record.
John Henson leads the Bucks with 113 blocks. An extra 170 blocks would earn him a share of the franchise record (Kareem, 283, ’73-74).
Also, Chris Wright‘s 10-day contract expires today. It will be interesting to see if the Bucks sign him for the remainder of the season on a tinily pro-rated contract.
What to Watch For: Raptors
Shorthanded in their meeting with the Bucks a week ago, the Raptors now have nearly their full complement of players and incentive to use them. A win against the Bucks would go a long way toward fetching the Raps the #3 seed in the playoffs — thus earning them a first-round matchup with Washington instead of suddenly-hot Brooklyn.
The Raptors are currently tied with Chicago for 3rd/4th place with matching 47-33 records, though the Raptors would win any ties because they won the Atlantic Division.
Time – 6:00 CDT
TV – FSWI Alternate
Radio – 1250 WSSP
Bucks: Nate Wolters (fractured hand; out), Larry Sanders (suspended; out), Carlos Delfino (right foot surgery; out), O.J. Mayo (ankle; doubtful), Ersan Ilyasova (sore ankle, out). Brandon Knight is expected to return after missing Saturday’s game with a sore hip.
Raptors: Landry Fields (flu symptoms; day-to-day)
PG Ramon Sessions
SG Brandon Knight
SF Khris Middleton
PF Jeff Adrien
C Zaza Pachulia
PG Kyle Lowry
SG DeMar Derozan
SF Terrence Ross
PF Amir Johnson
C Jonas Valenciunas
Choose the Form of the Destroyer: Carlos Gomez
On your mark, get set, GO!
Strange but true: Brewers already have more road wins (6) this season than the Bucks (5). » pic.twitter.com/hB2XR7S8Nn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 14, 2014
Brewers have the same number of wins in the last 2 weeks as Bucks do in the last 17 weeks (10). pic.twitter.com/3hdbGfZe0B
— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) April 14, 2014
LMAOO the bucks and brewers comparison pic.twitter.com/WUYAartlij
— Charlie Quinn (@CharlieQuinn11) April 14, 2014
Did you know that Khris Middleton’s OPS is 0.0000000? Did you know that Giannis can’t hit a curveball? John Henson can’t throw with his right OR his left hand! LOLLLL! So many amazing jokes! If only there were someone well-sourced with meaningless factoids to keep us abreast of such important informations!
Prediction: Raptors 108, Bucks 89
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