It’s revenge time.
The Brooklyn Nets get another shot at the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night - in Milwaukee - after having lost to the Bucks this past Sunday.
The game is pretty important, actually, since the Nets are now one game behind the 76ers for first place in the East and just 2.5 games ahead of the Bucks, who are in third place.
Playoff positioning is a little tougher when you have these play-in series, but you probably want to avoid having to play both the 76ers and Bucks on the road to the Finals, right?
Join us after the game on Clubhouse for a live chat to discuss tonight’s game.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (43-22) at Milwaukee Bucks (40-24)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: TNT (national), YES2 (local), WFAN (radio)
An old friend of ours proved to be a menace on the interior. Former Net and forever enemy of mascots Brook Lopez had five blocks on Sunday and helped the Bucks defense hold the Nets to only 52.6 percent shooting at the rim. Brooklyn wound up winning the rebound battle but if they’re able to cash in on their opportunities in the lane, they’ll open things up even more from three point range.
Now that we’re getting closer to the playoffs, we’re starting to see playoff rotations taking shape. Of course the Nets are missing two key players (Harden and Claxton) so we’re not getting their real deal playoff lineup yet, but for everyone else out there, it’s good to start upping the intensity and getting ready for what promises to be a dogfight come late May. The Bucks have their nine man rotation set so we’ll get another look see at them tonight.
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