The Basketball Cavaliers look to keep their 6-game win streak rolling in Milwaukee tonight, playing the sixth-placed Bucks at 8:30 PM EST. The Bucks have been playing well as of late, going 8-2 in their last 10 games, currently on a two-game win streak.
The big test in this game for the Cavs will be matching the inside game of Andrew Bogut. The Cavs still are thin in the frontcourt, though we may see Leon Powe some tonight. The Bucks also have Gumby-haircut-aficionado/rookie guard Brandon Jennings, who can go boom-boom and drop a ton of buckets on any given night.
The Cavs should match up just fine against the Bucks, who are currently 16 games behind the Cavs in the Central Division. While there have been no updates as of 3 PM regarding LeBron’s ankle that was bothering him last night, it is likely that he will play. LeBron’s out, coach’s decision.
With that, we come to the pertinent statisticals:
Cavs: Offense: 100.3 ppg, 113 pts/100poss, 48.6 FG%, 51.9 eFG%, 24.5 FTA, Off. Efficiency: 109.4 (Rank = 2); Defense: 91.4 ppg, 102 pts/100 poss, 43.1 FG%, 46.8 eFG%, 23.1 FTA, Def. Eff: 101.1 (Rank = 7)
Bucks: Offense: 115.5 ppg, 105 pts/100poss, 43.7 FG%, 48.2 eFG%, 23.9 FTA, Off. Efficiency: 101.5 (Rank = 23); Defense: 114.2 ppg, 103 pts/100 poss, 45.4 FG%, 48.9 eFG%, 32.3 FTA, Def. Eff: 100.9 (Rank = 6)
Television/Radio: FSN Ohio, WTAM 1100
[UPDATE] – LeBron is out tonight, likely out Monday against the Spurs as well. Sorry for the late notice, dinner happened.