Game 78 Preview Vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Before we look at tonight’s game, I just wanted to say I am feeling for the Bucks.  I am a fan of Bogut (and of Coach Skiles), so I have been watching a lot of their games recently and they have been playing great.  I really think that they could have done some damage in the playoffs if Bogut being injured.  We would have also gotten to see a great matchup between two premier centers in Bogut and Brook.

With that being said, the Nets are coming off a bit of a disappointing result in a 10 point loss to the Wizards.  However they have had 2 days off (while the Bucks are coming off of a battle against the Bulls), and the Nets actually play pretty well coming off of multiple days rest.  The Bucks are a terrific defensive team, so the goal here is to not get down if you have some long stretches of scoreless basketball.  The Nets also need to keep this game within 3-4 baskets.  Anything more than that (even in the first quarter), and the Bucks are too good on the defensive end that they won’t let the Nets back into it.  Onto the lineups…

Devin Harris vs. Brandon Jennings

Advantage:  Devin Harris

Courtney Lee vs. John Salmons

Advantage:  John Salmons

Jarvis Hayes vs. Carlos Delfino

Advantage:  Carlos Delfino

Yi vs. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Advantage:  Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Brook Lopez vs. Kurt Thomas

Advantage:  Brook Lopez