Memphis Grizzlies (39-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (29-39)
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Grizzlies are making a visit to Milwaukee, which has had its share of visitors.
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Grizzlies Quick Notes
- Last Game: Grizzlies 108 - Timberwolves 114 last night. Second night of back to backs suck.
- Injury List- Jordan Adams (out), Chris Andersen (out), Vince Carter (questionable), Mike Conley (out), Marc Gasol (out), P.J. Hairston (out), Zach Randolph (out), and Brandan Wright (out).
- Probable starting lineup: Briante Weber, Tony Allen, Matt Barnes, JaMychal Green, and Ryan Hollins.
- Feed My Frankenstein. The Grizzlies have a lot of guys that can get to the rim, but not a lot of finishers. Andrew Ford wrote about this in his notes from last nights game. The guy that can finish at the rim the best is Lance Stephenson. With this many injuries on this team, if the Grizzlies are going to remain competitive they need to keep feeding #1.
-No More Mr. Nice Guy. Ryan Hollins had a career high 12 points last night, but played the second most minutes of any of the post players (25 minutes). I know he is tall and I know they really don't have a true center, but maybe its time to roll out Jarell Martin into the starting lineup for more of those minutes. Both have defensive lapses, but at least Martin can create more offense than the put back dunks that Hollins creates.
- School's out. Last time the Grizz and Bucks played, Jeff Green had 21 points, Marc Gasol put up 15 points, and Mario Chalmers had 10 assists in the Grizzlies 103-83 win. As you may know already, none of those guys are playing tonight. The Grizzles reserves outscored the Bucks bench 49-23. The Grizzlies reserves will be in the starting lineup tonight, so a repeat performance will be needed.
Bucks Quick Notes
Last Game- Milwaukee 87- Toronto 107 on March 15th. The Raptors swept the four game set against the Bucks with this win.
Injury report- Michael Carter-Williams (out), O.J. Mayo (out), Steve Novack (out), and Grevis Vasquez (out).
Probable Starting Lineups- Jerryd Bayless, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kris Middleton, Jabarri Parker, and Greg Monroe.
Billion Dollar Babies. Like Minnesota last night, the Bucks have some intriguing young talent (Parker, Greek Freak) that can light it up. Parker has scored 18+ points ten times since the All Star break, while Antetokounmpo has upped his assists average from 2.8 per game to 7.9 since the break.
House of Fire. The Bucks have the fifth highest shooting percentage in the league (.464), only behind San Antonio (.489), Golden State (.488), Oklahoma City (.476), and Miami (.465). Seems like a bad omen for a team that has had trouble defending the three point line and the rim as of late.
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One would hope that the Grizzlies come out and treat the Bucks like a chicken at an Alice Cooper concert. But second night of back to backs suck. Hope we don't end up under their wheels.
Bucks 115 - Grizzlies 94
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