What to Watch For: Bucks
Oh my goodness, this weather, right? It’s 64 degrees outside right now in Milwaukee. And it’s supposed to be 55 or better throughout the evening. What a night! What a city! We’ve had to wait out quite a winter, but it seems like we’ve finally made it, friends.
As cliched as it sounds, I think this past winter has made me really appreciate a 64 degree day all the more. I sat on a patio at lunch today and absorbed all of the suns mighty rays. I forgot how science works, so I kind of hoped that by the end of lunch I would have mutated into a 6-foot-10, 220 pound power forward with the vision and ball handling of a very sloppy point guard, ready to ride the end of the bench in Milwaukee by next Wednesday. So long as the team was still dishing out those 10-day contracts, I was ready to grab one.
Alas, I’m still a regular sized fella. I remain a poor point guard though, so I got that going for me.
What to Watch For: Cavaliers
The Cavs made a surprising little run, winning six straight in mid-February that had them dreaming about a playoff birth. But multiple losing streaks of four straight dashed those hopes. So the Cavs won’t be in the playoffs. Again. They do still have some players of general interest though, with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters and Luol Deng. So they have some talent and are a threat to win virtually any game, just not to win most of their games.
The Bucks are rarely a threat to win any games though, so logic dictates that the Cavs will be able to win once again in Milwaukee Friday night in a game very few people will care about, players probably included. I can’t believe games still happen. Can’t all bad teams just take losses the rest of the way and can’t the lottery be moved up to tomorrow so we can all start thinking more about next season?
Time – 7:30 CDT
Radio – 1250 WSSP
Bucks: Nate Wolters (fractured hand; out), Larry Sanders (eye; out), Carlos Delfino (right foot surgery; out), O.J. Mayo (unclear; questionable), Ersan Ilyasova (ankle, out), Ekpe Udoh (knees; questionable) Miroslav Raduljica (ankle; questionable).
Cavs: Anthony Bennett (knee; out), C.J. Miles (ankle; out), Carrick Felix (who is this guy?; out), Sergey Karasev (knee; out)
PG Ramon Sessions
SG Brandon Knight
SF Khris Middleton
PF Jeff Adrien
C Zaza Pachulia
PG Kyrie Irving
SG Dion Waiters
SF Luol Deng
PF Tristan Thompson
C Spencer Hawes
Choose the Form of the Destroyer: Kyrie Irving
Guy is good.
There are teams against which Kyrie Irving has played better this season, but he’s definitely killed the Bucks in three previous meetings. He’s averaging 26 points and eight assists, on 49.1% shooting from the field and 43.8% shooting from deep. It will be a busy night for Brandon Knight and the Bucks bigs attempting to stop Irving from getting all the baskets.