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Game Thread: Bucks/Clippers

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Plenty of highlights from the last matchup.

Bucks (20-22, 9-15 road) @ Clippers (8-30, 3-16 home)

Gametime: 9:30 p.m. central time (FS Wisconsin)

Bucks Position Clippers
Luke Ridnour PG Mardy Collins
Michael Redd SG Eric Gordon
Richard Jefferson SF Al Thornton
Luc Mbah a Moute PF Marcus Camby
Dan Gadzuric C Brian Skinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injuries:

Bucks: Andrew Bogut (back spasms) is out and Charlie Bell (sore right ankle) is expected to play.

Clippers: Baron Davis (bruised tailbone), Chris Kaman (torn tendon), Zach Randolph (bruised left knee), and Mike Taylor (right thumb) are out. Jason Hart (right elbow) is questionable. Brian Skinner (bruised shin) is probable.

08/09 Series:

Dec. 20: @Bucks 119 Clippers 85

08/09 Advanced Stats:

Bucks Offense: 18th (106.6 points/100 possessions) Defense: 10th (105.8) Pace: 15th  (91.4)

Clippers Offense: 30th (99.8 points/100 possessions) Defense: 16th (107.8)  Pace: 13th (91.6)

Three Points

  • Home court disadvantage. The Bucks ripped the Clips in the team's first meeting about a month ago at the BC. Surely the Clippers will find some comfort playing at home in sunny L.A., right? Perhaps not. They are one of only two teams (along with the Nets) with more road wins (5) than home wins (3). Their 3-16 home record is the worst in the NBA.
  • No O. A night after dropping 129 points on quite possibly the worst defensive unit in all the Association, the Bucks face perhaps the worst offensive team. Still ravaged by injuries (in fact more than last time), the Clippers are the least efficient offensive club in the NBA. They also rank dead last in FG% (42.51) 3PT% (31.4), and are 25th in FT% (74.9).
  • Redd. Okay, so he only has three rebounds in the last three games, but Michael Redd is playing rather well this month overall. And it's more than the 44 point barrage last night. Michael's January stats: 27.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals, 51.7 FG%, 40.9 3PT%. Now he's above career averages in points, assists, and steals, and he's fast approaching career averages in all of the shooting categories.

Coverage:

Bucks.com / Clips Nation / Clipperblog