SHEBOYGAN: Make sure you check in at the Bradley Center tonight (or at least on TV) to see how the Bucks are faring against an elite team in the Denver Nuggets.
This is the second of a six game homestand for Milwaukee (3-2), while Denver is finishing the 6th game of a six game road trip, where they are currently 3-2 on the trip and (6-2) overall.
By virtue of Denver beating the Bulls last night on a controversial call at the buzzer, Milwaukee fell in to first place in their division.
Milwaukee hasn't played since Saturday night, so we'll see who gets the advantage in that regard. Should be Milwaukee, but too many times in simialr situations I have seen us throw a clunker down and get blown out by the team that should be tired and dragging, so we'll see.
Rookie PG Brandon Jennings goes up against his stiffest competition yet in the combination of Chauncey Billips, and fellow rookie PG Ty Lawson.
Center Andrew Bogut has been averaging 18.3ppg, 10.3 rpg and 3.3 asst pg the last three games, helping fill the void with the loss of Mike Redd to a hobbled left peteler (sp?) tendon injury.
Another Bucks rookie, SG Jodi Meeks has seen his most extended action of his young career in Milwaukee's drubbing of the KY Knicks 102-87. Meeks played 19 minutes, shot 5-7 from 3 point range, and scored a career high 19pts. Look for Bucks coach Scott Skiles to continue to work Meeks more and more into the regular rotation.
Nuggets JR Smith was back in the lineup last night after serving a seven game suspension relating to a personal matter with the law (vehicle accident). PF Kenyon Martin returned as well, playing 35 minutes. Coming off a knee injury I expect Martin to not play as many minutes tonight on this second game of a back to back.
Milwaukee hasn't allowed an opponent over 100 points in a game thus far, standing second in the league in scoring defense, while Denver is second in the league in scoring at just over 106 ppg. Something's gotta give!
Should be a good one, the Bradley will be rocking tonight.