The Pacers bench will take on the Bucks in this game and usually when I say that it does not make for a big game but with the way the Pacers are playing and the way that the Bucks have picked things up I think this game will actually be a very technical one. I see Milwaukee taking the ball to the hole from all angles, they need to get fired up and feel the early lead to make things work in their favor. As for Indiana, they have seen a few more wins but still look a little off beat and mostly on the defensive side of the ball.
Indiana has not gotten a clean steal for the last week, that tells you just how their defense is working, they have allowed almost 13 more points a game since coming back from the all-star break. Indiana has high potential but they need to find themselves and look for what motivates them… seems that it’s a lack of motivation that might have this team almost bored. I have not seen a Pacers highlight in a while, we are missing those raining triples and high flying dunks.
The Bucks are looking for any team to simply play better then they have, they are in need of so many things that it’s hard to pin point an exact issue. They seem to be rebounding better than a few months ago and I think that this team will look to force their way into the paint for the easiest shoot possible. Milwaukee must show themselves, they must play hard and push their opponents around demanding respect for all other 31 NBA Teams.
Pick: I like the Pacers In this game because of the simple fact that they have lost so much recently that the Heat are close on their toes. Winning this game places them a little further from Miami´s reach.