The Bucks will look for their fourth consecutive victory when they take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Milwaukee has come back to even their record at 3-3 after losing three consecutive games to begin the season. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets cannot say the same. They remain winless at 0-6, the franchise’s worst start dating back to 2009-10, when the team lost an NBA record 18 straight games.
One of the main reasons that the Nets have begun so poorly is their inability to knock down shots. They’re shooting a league low 22.7 percent on three-pointers. However, fortunately for the Nets, Joe Johnson showed some signs of life Friday night as he scored 22 points against the Atlanta Hawks. However, if they are going to want to break out of their horrible slump, the Nets are going to need to shoot at a higher percentage as a team.
One of the reasons the Bucks were able to defeat the Nets Monday night in Brooklyn was their ability to capitalize off of turnovers. The Bucks ended up with 18 takeaways from the Nets, which resulted in 25 points for Milwaukee. Look for the Bucks to develop a game plan that stifles the Nets’ offense into rushing things. The more rushed they become, the higher the chance that they turn the ball over.
A key player to watch on the Nets is Brook Lopez. The man who was rumored to possibly be coming to Milwaukee this offseason has given the Bucks some trouble in recent meetings. In his last six games against the Bucks, Lopez is averaging 21.7 points while shooting 63.6 percent.
The Bucks starting lineup remains a question mark today. It is unknown if Michael Carter-Williams will be ready to go. Otherwise, you can expect Tyler Ennis or possibly Jerryd Bayless to receive the start. If Jason Kidd wants to give Jabari Parker a break as he slowly progresses his way back, look for Johnny O’Bryant, whose confidence seems to improve with every minute he plays, to be inserted into the starting lineup.
Brooklyn Nets (0-6, 0-3 Away) vs Milwaukee Bucks (3-3, 1-2 Home)
November 7, 2015
BMO Harris Bradley Center
7:30 pm CT
Fox Sports Wisconsin | AM 620 WTMJ
Brooklyn Nets Milwaukee Bucks
Jarrett Jack PG Tyler Ennis
Joe Johnson SG Khris Middleton
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
Thaddeus Young PF Jabari Parker/Johnny O’Bryant
Brook Lopez C Greg Monroe