The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action tonight, headed down to Memphis for a showdown with the tanktastic Grizzlies. Coming off their Friday night win against the New York Knicks, the Bucks have another shot at notching an easy win against a reeling opponent.
Friday night’s game against the Knicks featured an off-and-on Bucks performance, with Milwaukee taking a sizable lead in the second quarter before promptly coughing it up right before halftime. Thankfully they took care of business in the second half, although Prunty felt compelled to leave the starters in until the bitter end to ensure the night ended as they hoped. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 58 points against New York, with Giannis in particular making hay at the free throw line where he went
Player to Watch: Brandon Jennings
I don’t know who else we could have picked. Jennings was officially signed as a 10-day contract player for the Bucks on Sunday. The 2009 top-ten pick for the Bucks recently came back to Wisconsin after signing a contract with the Wisconsin Herd last month. Jennings was averaging 20.4 points, 8.0 assists, and 4.8 rebounds, but while shooting 32.4 percent from three. It’s not sure how much (if at all) he will play, but the man behind “Bucks in 6” will be a topic of conversation.
Memphis is having an eventful year. Firing coach Dave Fizdale at the beginning of the season, and now it’s gone wway downhill (or uphill if you are for tanking). The Grizzlies have lost 17 straight games and 19 of their last 20. They have been missing veterans like Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and have looked to younger players like Dillon Brooks and Deyonta Davis. How much they show up against the Bucks will remain to be seen, but Memphis looks like a team that is waiting for the season to be over.
Player to Watch: JaMychal Green
Green hasn’t lived up to season he had last year where he was viewed as an intriguing Free agent piece last offseason. Green had signed a new contract with the Grizzlies and with an increased usage, he has increased his scoring to 10.4 ppg and 8.1 rebounds. He will be tasked with guarding Giannis, so he is going to have a tiresome night.