-CO) Tonight the Nuggets travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin to face the Bucks. Milwaukee is solid team with some new faces, but if the Nuggets play their stars for any substantial minutes they should be able to earn their third W of the preseason.
The NBA Draft’s sixth overall pick, Yi Jianlian, is the newest Buck and is showing some good things to the Milwaukee faithful. Just last game he scored 13 points and grabbed three rebounds, but didn’t do too good handling the ball. Yi turned it over a team-high eight times and also finished with five fouls. Marcus Camby, if active, should have a field day with the similarly sized Yi down in the blocks and on the boards.
The Bucks are usually led offensively by Michael Redd. Last year, Redd finished with a career-high scoring average of 26.7 points, but has been struggling a bit this preseason to come back to his old form after a season-ending injury sidelined him in early April of last season. His scoring average so far in the 2007-08 preseason is 11.3 points in 26.3 minutes per game.
All in all though this is the type of game that the Nuggets must win come regular season and I would really like to see them finish strong in the fourth quarter. My final line is Nuggets by six. Tip off is set for six o’clock MST.