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Bucks/76ers: Milwaukee looks for third straight win without Bogut

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2009/2010 NBA Season


26-52 (12-27 home) 44-34 (16-23 road)
April 9, 2010
Wachovia Center
6:00 PM
Radio: 1250 WSSP TV: No Local (League Pass)
Probable starters:
Jrue Holiday PG Brandon Jennings
Andre Iguodala SG John Salmons
Jason Kapono SF Carlos Delfino
Elton Brand PF Luc Mbah a Moute
Samuel Dalembert C Kurt Thomas

(30th) 100.5 - OFFENSE -  104.5 (23rd)
(24th) 110.6 - DEFENSE - 102.7 (2nd)
(23rd) 91.4  - PACE -  91.9 (19th)

Liberty Ballers / Sixers4Guidos / Bucksketball / Bucks Gameday

Running late on our preview today, but wanted to throw out a few points to ponder:

The Trouble with Philly.  The Bucks dropped the season opener in Philly and only managed a split of the BC games, including a clunker a couple weeks ago, so there certainly seems to be a an issue matching up with the Sixers.  The irony of course is that Philly is battling for lottery position while the Bucks are desperately trying to hold off Miami and Charlotte for the 5th and 6th seeds, respectively.  One positive is that Philly has been especially bad at the Wachovia Center,    

On some level Andrew Bogut's absence may be less of an issue tonight because he always seems to struggle against Sam Dalembert, but let's not get too carried away with that. The Bucks are clearly spread very thin up front, though they got good performances from both Kurt Thomas and Dan Gadzuric (!) against New Jersey.  Ersan Ilyasova has also played well in both games without Bogut, though that's a bit less surprising.

Salmons' health?  Charles Gardner writes that John Salmons is a game-time decision because of the flu.  Charlie Bell could start if Salmons isn't ready, but either way the Bucks won't have their leading scorer at 100%--as if they didn't have enough to worry about with Bogut out.