Kyrie Irving made the All-Star team. Brandon Jennings did not. In their first games since the announcement, they face each other in Cleveland. Woo boy.
Given that both players have a flair for the dramatic, this pairing should make for a good show. Enjoy this one. Not many Bucks/Cavs games in recent years have had such an obvious storyline of interest.
Center Anderson Varejao had played well against the Bucks (and seemingly everyone else in the NBA) this season, but he is out for the season with an odd split of his quadriceps muscle and a clot in his right lung that was spotted after the subsequent surgery.
Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters/CJ Miles, Alonzo Gee, Tristan Thompson, Tyler Zeller
Bucks: Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, Marquis Daniels, Luc Mbah a Moute, Larry Sanders
C.J. Miles missed the Cavs’ game Tuesday with an illness, but will likely play tonight.
#Cavs‘ CJ Miles here at shootaround after missing practice yesterday with illness. Looks promising for him to play tonight vs. MIlwaukee.
— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) January 25, 2013
Anderson Varejao is out for the season.
Doron Lamb is questionable with a sprained ankle and Marquis Daniels is probable with an illness.
(Provided by Basketball-Reference.com)
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Decent advantages for the Bucks across the board. If Milwaukee can keep the Cavaliers off the offensive glass — an easier feat with Varejao out — then the Bucks should win this game.**
A few tweets
Ashley Judd was in Washington DC for the presidential inauguration earlier in the week.
Hope, my new friend, bomb sniffing dog. Such good kisses! & the police were Kentuckians! Gave me Doron Lamb 3 goggles twitter.com/AshleyJudd/sta…
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) January 22, 2013
The best revenge is living well with champagne?
Now im in it for the girls & checks, can care less bout respect from dudes I never met. Champagne!!!
— BRANDON JENNINGS (@justryod3) January 25, 2013
Bucks haven’t made it big-time yet this year, but baby steps…
NBA TV will now televise Hawks at Bucks game on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (CT). No longer airing Cavs at Magic. #GoBucksGo
— Dan Smyczek (@DanSmyz) January 25, 2013