|2011/2012 NBA Season|
|27-28 (14-12 home)||27-29 (8-19 road)
|April 7, 2012|
Radio: 620 WTMJ TV: FSN Wisconsin
|Drew Gooden||C||Joel Przybilla|
|(13th) 105.7 - OFFENSE - 105.9(9th)
|(17th) 105.1 - DEFENSE - 104.7 (14th)
|(4th) 93.3 - PACE - 91.0 (18th)|
On the Blazers:
Blazers Edge / Portland Roundball Society / Pinwheel Empire / Oregon Live
The Bucks goes for a fourth win in a row overall as they welcome the Blazers to the Bradley Center for the third game of a five-game homestand.
Portlandia. Portland's fleeting playoff hopes -- they are 3.5 games behind the Nuggets and also need to leap the Jazz and Suns -- received a boost last night when they took down the Mavericks 99-97 on the road. That game went to overtime, which theoretically should benefit the Bucks, who are also playing on the second night of a back-to-back. Raymond Felton, mired in a season that has had all sorts of respected Portland scribes, put together the best game of his season in Dallas, scoring 30 points on 12-18 shooting along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Injury update. Drew Gooden (back) and Carlos Delfino (groin) have both been cleared to return tonight, while Luc Mbah a Moute will again miss out with his troublesome knee. Gooden will presumably start at center while Delfino
could will reclaim his starting small forward position or come off the bench in favor of Shaun Livingston, who started there last night against the Bobcats. (Frank)
Matthews. Former Marquette standout Wesley Matthews is averaging 20.3 ppg in his last three games against the Bucks, but has made just 5/20 shots over the past two games. (Frank)