It’s time for the Milwaukee Bucks to get back home and (hopefully) keep their winning ways going as they prep for the Indiana Pacers, who are in the midst of a dogged fight for a play-in spot.
Where We’re At
This Bucks team continues to impress late in games after bumbling a few away earlier in the season. Against the Kings, they clamped down and put the scrappy Sac-town team down with a late run in the fourth and pitch-perfect execution. Then, Tuesday night in Phoenix, the game was tied at 97 midway through the final period. Enter the Joe Ingles-Brook Lopez PnR and all of a sudden Milwaukee wins 116-104. Now that is some juice for a team that’ll need high-level execution to claw their way to a championship. To make the path head through Milwaukee, they’ll need to retain the number one seed in the East though. Winning continues to be required, as the Sixers won’t stop going on a tear of their own and Boston is always victorious at a high clip.
In Indianaland, the Pacers are just split a series with the Pistons, but Detroit came out victorious on Monday 117-97. With plenty of time to lick their wounds, the Pacers should be well rested as they try to pull off the upset. The problem for them, is that it seems a number of their players are literally still licking their wounds. Here are all the questionable players for them: Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Myles Turner, T.J. McConnell; that’s on top of Chris Duarte and Bennedict Mathurin both being out. We just saw a Nets team reliant almost wholly on backups give the Bucks a right scare, so keep that in mind. And, wait, wait just one second...do you hear that...is that...it’s JORDAN NWORA’S MUSIC!!
Yes, I can’t wait to see him cook in this revenge game.
For the Bucks, Brook Lopez is questionable (remember, he’s missed one game all year) as is Goran Dragic. Grayson is out; Jae is probable.
Player to Watch
I would normally pick a Buck, but I mean come on, how can it not be Jordan Nwora!
Game 70: Against Indiana, the Bucks will...
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Win big (by 10 or more points)
Win close (by 9 or fewer points)
Lose close (by 9 or fewer points)
Lose big (by 10 or more points)