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This image is just begging to be turned into a fresco painting. Kinesio tape, face Band-Aids, the agony of defeat. What more could you ask for? (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

What to Watch For: Bucks

Milestone Watch:

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).

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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.

Logistics

Time – 6:00 CDT

TV – FSWI Alternate

Radio – 1250 WSSP

Injury Report

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)

Projected Lineups

Bucks: 

PG Ramon Sessions

SG Brandon Knight

SF Khris Middleton

PF Jeff Adrien

Zaza Pachulia

Raptors:

PG Kyle Lowry

SG DeMar Derozan

SF Terrence Ross

PF Amir Johnson

 Jonas Valenciunas

Choose the Form of the Destroyer: Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez slides, but it's not as big as the slide the Bucks took this season, am I right? (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Carlos Gomez slides, but it’s not as big as the slide the Bucks took this season, am I right? (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

On your mark, get set, GO!


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