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March Monotony: Bucks Dance Against Warriors

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

THE BUCKS ARE DANCING!!!

Well not really (although Giannis has been known to break out the dougie), but there are members of the team that are still young enough to be. Point guard Brandon Knight would be a true senior had he chosen to stay at Kentucky and Giannis obviously could be a college freshman had he gone that route. If you factor in potential off the court issues and injuries, a vast majority of the roster could be in the tournament as super seniors. Even though this Bucks team is young, they will be playing a game of professional stature rather than collegiate. Most of the nation though will be tuning out the Bucks and instead flipping between the FOUR NCAA tournament games that will be available for viewing in some capacity during the course Thursday’s Bucks game.

If somehow you have gotten your fill of collegiate basketball by 9:30 P.M. Thursday night, there will be a Bucks game taking place taking place. The Milwaukee Bucks (13-55) will battle against the Golden State Warriors (43-26) in a match up that has some very familiar faces on both sides.

This will be the second game of the Bucks four game Western Conference road trip. The Bucks come into this one sporting a 2-24 record against Western Conference opponents and a 5-28 record away from the Bradley Center. Currently riding a five game losing streak, Milwaukee will look to play “cinderella” against a hot Warriors team.

This game’s award of the always saddening game, “Which Former Buck Will Make Us Wanna Cry the Most”, goes to former Bucks star Andrew Bogut. He is currently recovering from ankle inflammation but should be available to play for coach Mark Jackson. The 7’0″, 260 center will be a tough cover for whoever Larry Drew decides to send at him. Bogut’s presence could result in Miroslav Raduljica seeing some rare minutes.

The teams have met one other time this season on January 7th with the Warriors winning 101-80. Warriors’ power forward David Lee led the way with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova was the bright spot for the Bucks team scoring 20 points and bringing in six rebounds.

Projected Line Ups

Warriors

C – Andrew Bogut

PF – David Lee

SF – Draymond Green

SG – Klay Thompson

PG – Steph Curry

Bucks

C – Zaza Pachulia

PF – Ersan Ilyasova

SF – Khris Middleton

SG – Nate Wolters

PG – Brandon Knight

January 7th Game Highlights

Tags: Brandon Knight Ersan Ilyasova Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Miroslav Raduljica

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