Preview: Warriors @ Bucks
Tonight at 8pm EST, the Warriors take on the surprisingly hot Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors are going to have to play much better than they have in the past couple games to beat the Bucks on the road. This will be the best team the Warriors have faced so far in the season, so we'll see how far along this club is.
Free throws have just killed the Warriors. They should have beaten the Jazz and blown out the Knicks, but missed free throws hurt the Warriors. Hopefully they've been practicing free throws all day and ignoring the "Free Throws by Shaq" instructional videos.
As for the Bucks, Michael Redd is putting up 31 points per game, TJ Ford is back and is arguably the fastest player in the league, Bobby Simmons last year's MIP is playing better than last year, and they have big men down low in Bogut and Magloire to battle.
Defense and rebounding will be the key tonight. Contain Redd, slow down TJ and rebound, rebound, rebound. And hit your free throws!