This should be an interesting match-up considering what Brandon Jennings has done in his short career. We don't have the defender (unless Bayless plays) to stop Jennings. Really, the tandem of Jennings and Ridnour has been incredible. Brandon has picked up the scoring with Redd's absence and Rid is usually productive in limited minutes. If there was ever a game where Miller and Bayless would work out best, this is it. But it won't happen.
Brandon Roy has been tremendous lately, and while he didn't shoot particularly well last night, I expect that to change. This Bucks team is already playing very well, and now Michael Redd is returning. They have the pieces to compete, and compete they will tonight. Redd will come off the bench and Delfino scores consistently, but Brandon will win this match-up.
I'm going out on a limb a little bit here, I think Martell will build on his start to the Cavs game. We need him to hit that jumper throughout the game. Dante also seems like the right defender for Luc Mbah a Moute. Luc has started the last three games and does a lot of the hard work for Milwaukee. He won't blow you away offensively, but he crashes the boards and plays tough defense. Our guys win this match-up.
It's time for LaMarcus Aldridge to take over a game. Seemingly this match-up would allow for him to dominate offensively. Ersan Ilyasova has been great since entering the starting line-up. He's a bit undersized but he has averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds as a starter. He's inconsistent, but capable of big games. Hakim Warrick is a nice athlete off the bench, but his contributions are tough to predict. I'm going with LaMarcus tonight.
|Andrew Bogut has to be one of the more underrated centers in the NBA . Most nights he puts up huge numbers, at least when he's healthy. Joel will have his hands full with this multi-tool center. I do love the way Joel bodied up and frustrated Shaq last night. I think Joel can limit Bogut's production, but not stop him completely. Bogut wins here, but the Blazers will even up the road trip and beat the Bucks in Milwaukee.|