The Milwaukee Bucks have been a struggling offensive team lately, and at 1-4, they look to get a win over the Indiana Pacers, as they took over the series against them last season, led by point guard Brandon Jennings. The Pacers have recently fell to 2-2 after a 101-75 killer loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Indiana hopes to get a win at home versus Milwaukee. Indiana looked solid at home and they plan to do that again against these Bucks tonight.
The Bucks have played solid defense all season and have limited team to about 94 points per game. The same can’t go for the offense, as they couldn’t hold a seven-point lead, losing 105-102 in a overtime loss to the Boston Celtics in the team’s last game.
“… We did force them to miss a couple of times,” coach Scott Skiles told the Bucks’ official website. “We just again tried to finish off the possessions and then got careless with the ball of couple of times and that all happened in a span of about a minute and a half and they’re right back in it again.”
Milwaukee could go towards a 1-5 start with another loss, the worst since the 2000-01 season.
“We’re going to stick with it,” center Andrew Bogut said after a 21-point, 13-rebound performance. “We can win in Indiana and hopefully get something going here.”
Maybe not. I agree with Accuscore that Indiana has a 66-percent chance of winning the game compared to Milwaukee’s 34. Why? Indiana is apparently unstoppable at home.
Indiana needs to watch out for Brandon Jennings, who is anticipated for a win versus Indiana.
“Hopefully this is a test for us and see how we need to play every night,” Jennings said after scoring 13 points with a season-low four assists Wednesday. “We did a lot of good things tonight. Somebody’s got to lose.”
The Pacers just could not get things going with poor performances from Danny Granger and Darren Collison, both who have been one of the top three offensive players on the team so far this season.
“It was pathetic tonight,” third-year center Roy Hibbert said after the team hit a season-worst 31.5 percent from the field. “It was really pathetic.”
Roy Hibbert is the key to success, who is so far avearging 16 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, along with 2.8 blocks. Hibbert has done a lot better in Conseco Fieldhouse, increasing his point-rebound average ratio of at least four. He will be in for a tough test versus Andrew Bogut.
None the less, I see a win for Indiana as the remain as one of the top teams in the Central Division.