Before we talk about the game, Brook Lopez was named to the US National team from 2010-2012. He was one of 27 players selected. This is a pretty big honor, made even bigger when you realize how well he has had to perform to get those selecting the team around the stigma of the Nets. Some may not believe there is one, but I do.
This game is a winnable game for the Bucks, especially with the way the Nets have been playing as of late (competing with high quality teams like Boston and Cleveland). Nothing much else to say about this, besides the fact that there are probably going to be like 10 people at this game. I know I am not leaving the house tonight…onto the lineups (a shortened version because I need to get outside and shovel snow)!
Keyon Dooling vs. Brandon Jennings
This is a match-up where I would like to see Devin Harris in there. Devin Harris vs. Brandon Jennings, could be a whole lot of fun if you like speedy score first point guards. I think Dooling will have some trouble stopping Jennings.
Advantage: Brandon Jennings
Courtney Lee vs. Charlie Bell
Courtney Lee has been playing pretty well as of late. I think this can continue against Charlie Bell, who is a pretty nondescript player. Of course with the way things have been going lately, that just means he is going to go off for 30 something.
Advantage: Courtney Lee
Jarvis Hayes vs. Carlos Delfino
Hayes looked good against the Cavs in terms of health. Which is good, I was really worried about him after that collision.
Yi vs. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Yi is more offensive orriented, while Luc focuses more on the defensive end.
Brook Lopez vs. Andrew Bogut
This is going to be real fun. I think the mobility of Bogut on the offensive end will cause problems for Brook. However, Brook’s size will cause problems for Bogut. This is going to be a fun battle.