|December 21, 2009 - 7:00PM EST|
|Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|Brandon Jennings||PG||Earl Watson|
|Carlos Delfino||SG||Dahntay Jones|
|Luc Richard Mbah a Moute||SF||Mike Dunleavy|
|Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Troy Murphy|
|Andrew Bogut||C||Roy Hibbert|
The Indiana Pacers try to get back on the winning track when they host the Milwaukee Bucks at Conseco Fieldhouse. Brandon Jennings is a guy to keep your eye on and not just for entertainment purposes. As Bruno points out in his Scouting Report, the rookie's production has been a bellwether for Bucks wins and losses.
As Jennings goes, so go the Bucks. In their 11 wins, he averages 24.2 points, shots .490 overall and an astonishing .556 from the 3-point line (30-of-54). In their 14 losses, he averages 17.3 points, shots .344 overall and just .315 (23-of-73) from the 3-point line. Earl Watson faces the challenge of playing Jennings tight enough to keep him from getting open looks from the arc but not so tight he risks getting burned on penetration.
For a Milwaukee perspective, check out Brew Hoop.
Leave your thoughts and observations in the comments. Also, pop open an extra browser and check out Bruno's Live Blog.
Also, after the jump a few more links of interest to peruse prior to tip time.
Rough play by Tyler Hansbrough draws fans, foes alike
Mark Montieth profiles Hansbrough drawing praise from all of the right people while at the same time annoying all of the right people. Pretty impressive feat.
Game #26 Preview: Pacers vs. Pterodactyls
8.9 previews the game reminding us that rebounding numbers should be up tonight.
Fall-apart factors - JSOnline
Charles F. Gardner takes a look at some of the reasons behind the Bucks' struggles of late.