Mar 8, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) battles for position with Houston Rockets forward Thomas Robinson (41) in the first quarter at ORACLE arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview: Would You Fu Manchu, Andrew Bogut?


Andrew Bogut has a budding Fu Manchu mustache and a streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer that now sits at one.

Before that, it had been over six years since Bogut hit a three-pointer and that one, of course, came in a Bucks uniform.  Bogut also collected 11 rebounds and four steals in the Warriors’ 94-88 loss to the Rockets.  He missed all four of the two-point shots that he tried as well as of both his free throw attempts.

Tonight will be Bogut’s first-ever game against the Bucks.  As Bogut himself noted, the Bucks are “a different team than when I was there.”

Bogut may be without frontcourt mate David Lee tonight.  Lee injured his knee in last night’s loss to Houston, sat out most of the first half and returned for a rather gimpy second half.  Expect Carl Landry to start at power forward if Lee is unable to play.

Projected Lineups

Warriors: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, David Lee (?), Andrew Bogut
Bucks: Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Ersan Ilyasova (?), Larry Sanders

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Brandon Jennings likes big contracts and he cannot lie. Well, maybe he can.

In any case, Jennings has 48 assists in his last three games, the highest consecutive three-game total in the NBA this season.  Evidently, having Monta take over two consecutive fourth quarters at point guard with J.J. Redick as his 2-guard was Jennings’ ‘Come to Jesus’ moment.

Some stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team SRS ORtg DRtg Pace eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
15 Golden State Warriors -0.06 105.7 106.3 94.6 .500 14.2 25.5 .209 .488 12.3 75.0 .216
18 Milwaukee Bucks -1.24 103.3 104.3 94.6 .475 13.0 27.8 .182 .484 14.7 70.3 .205
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/9/2013.

For the last month or so, the Bucks have done a decent job chasing opponents off the three-point line (with the notable exception of the Clipper game). The Warriors are an excellent three-point shooting team, but in last night’s loss to the Rockets, they gave up more threes than twos. Expect the winner tonight to be the team with the hottest marksmen.

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