Time: 7:30 pm central
TV: NBA Broadband
It's a rematch from the playoffs! Or...not at all.
Three months after the Bucks took Atlanta to the limit in their first round playoff matchup, the two clubs square off with a decidedly different look in Vegas. The Bucks' roster doesn't feature a single player who suited up against Atlanta in April, while Jeff Teague is the only Atlanta rotation player who's currently in Vegas. Like the Bucks, the Hawks dropped their first two games of summer league by nearly identical 89-85 and 89-84 scorelines.
In contrast to the Bucks, Atlanta actually has guards with NBA talent. First round pick Jordan Crawford is shooting well (.462/.438/.714 for 18.0 ppg in 33 mpg), which is exactly what he's supposed to do, while Teague is also putting up a solid 15.5 ppg but an ugly 6.5 turnovers per contest. They also have some vaguely recognizable big men--Richard Hendrix, Randolph Morris, Jermareo Davidson--to match against Larry Sanders, Tiny Gallon and Darnell Jackson.