The Bucks (7-13) on the second night of a back to back will return home to take on the New York Knicks (10-10). The Bucks are still trying to get in a rhythm in this 2015-16 season, currently in 13th place in the East and 2.5 games back of the 12th seeded Wizards, the Bucks are running out of time to right the ship. In an East that looks to be much more competitive than last season it will take a strong resurgence by Milwaukee to make the playoffs. The rest of this month looks grueling as the Bucks will face the Clippers twice and the Warriors twice as well as a handful of other playoff teams, on the bright side they do have an impending match-ups with two of the leagues worst, The LA Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Knicks are lead in scoring by 8 time all star Carmelo Anthony, they boast a pair of 13 point scorers in young big Kristaps Porzingis and savvy shooting guard Arron Afflalo. The Bucks are hoping Jerryd Bayless can return to action after spraining his ankle in last nights match up with the Detroit Pistons.
Buck to Watch: Khris Middleton
Money has been smoking from 3 point land this season shooting a blistering 47% from beyond the arc. The Knicks perimeter defense is definitely something Khris could take advantage of as either Afflalo or Anthony are less than stellar defenders.
Knick to Watch: Kristaps Porzingis
This is a huge man (listed 7’2″) who flies around the basketball court. He has been posterizing people left and right all season. Rewarding Knicks faithful with promise they have not seen in a draft pick since Patrick Ewing, he is still raw and what his exact skill set will be is yet to be determined, but as a 20 year old rookie his start has been impressive.
Matchup to Watch: Greg Monroe Vs. Robin Lopez
Greg Monroe was widely linked to the Knicks in the early goings of the offseason, before he spurned them to join the Metropolis that is Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Robin Lopez has been more than expected as a backup plan anchoring a New York Knicks defense that is surprisingly respectable. It will be interesting to see who can get the better end of this match up.
Where to Watch: FS Wisconsin