Preview: The Milwaukee Bucks (0-3) will travel to face the Brookyln Nets (0-3) in a battle of winless teams. The last two trips the Bucks have made to Brooklyn they went to triple overtime. Both of these teams made the playoffs last year, they are on drastically different paths in the NBA right now despite similar outcomes last year and similar records this year. The Nets cut multiple time All-Star Deron Williams in a cap crunching move and have moved Jarret Jack into his role. This has been a key reason for their fall off, along with a bench lacking real quality players.
Bucks Injury Report:
O.J. Mayo – Out (Hamstring)
John Henson – Out (Achilles)
Jabari Parker – Out (Knee) Expected to debut Wednesday
Tyler Ennis – Out (Shoulder) Expected to debut Wednesday
Buck To Watch:
So far he is leading the team in scoring at 23.5 a game. He is also leading the team in field goal percentage and rebounds per game. Giannis will be guarded by either Thad Young or Joe Johnson, regardless of who guards him he will have a size able height advantage. I expect Giannis to continue his breakout season by leading the team in scoring for a third straight game.
Fun Fact: Giannis was the game high scorer twice in 81 games last year, through two games this year he has already tied that mark.
Net To Watch:
Brook is the one guy on this Nets team that figures to be a significantly above average starter and he is also the only Net with a chance to go to Toronto in the All-Star game. Brook has frequently had big nights against the Bucks in the past how Monroe is able to check him will be a large factor in the outcome of this game. On the other end of the court is where Lopez suffers, if Monroe could get him into foul trouble the Bucks could run a way with this game.
Where to Watch/Listen:
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