|13/14 NBA Season|
|February 18, 2014|
|BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, WI|
|FS Wisconsin | 620 WTMJ / Audio League Pass|
|Brandon Knight||PG||Jameer Nelson|
|Nate Wolters||SG||Arron Afflalo|
|Khris Middleton||SF||Tobias Harris|
|Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Glen Davis|
|Zaza Pachulia||C||Nikola Vucevic|
|2013/14 Advanced Stats|
|91.8 (25th)||Pace||93.8 (16th)|
|99.2 (29th)||ORtg||100.9 (27th)|
|109.4 (30th)||DRtg||106.6 (17th)|
Luke Ridnour missed practice because of snow-related flight cancellations, while O.J. Mayo (conditioning/recovery from ebola virus or whatever) practiced but is still listed as questionable.
Larry. Speaking of Bucks' injuries, Noam Schiller deconstructs the disappointment of Larry Sanders' injury-riddled (and decidedly non-capitalized) season.
Magic update. Since we last saw them throttling the Bucks two weeks ago, the Magic have won four more games--25% of their season total mind you--including a season-best three game home win streak that featured stunners over both the Thunder and Pacers. Go figure. They came back down to earth with an 86-81 home loss to the Grizzlies just before the all-star break, but they've still won an encouraging four of their last seven games.
Since we last saw Orlando, Tobias Harris has moved back into the starting five while Victor Oladipo has returned to the role of super-sub, so presumably that's what we'll see again on Tuesday. That in turn has allowed Arron Afflalo to move back to his more natural shooting guard, though it leaves Oladipo's role more fluid. Via Orlando Pinstriped Post:
"I think when we talked about what Victor was, we said he was a guard, and I don't think we've changed from that," Vaughn said. "We've seen him bring the ball up at the one position and play off the ball and we've seen some good things both ways. I don't think we're at a position where we're forced to say, 'you're only going to do this in the course of the game.' I don't think as an organization that's where we want to be."
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