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Sixers host Bucks in MLK day matinee

Philadelphia 76ers Game Thread #13


4-7 9-3
Location: Wells Fargo Center
Time: January 16th, 2012, 2:00 PM Eastern
Channel: CSN, NBA League Pass
Probable starters:
Brandon Jennings PG Jrue Holiday
Carlos Delfino SG Jodie Meeks
Stephen Jackson SF Andre Iguodala
Jon Leuer PF Elton Brand
Andrew Bogut C Spencer Hawes
Advanced Stats: (league rankings)
97.7 (23) Off 106.6 (3)
100.3 (17) Def 89.1 (1)
46.7% (21) eFG% 52.2% (3)
19.2% (21) deFG% 42.2% (1)
14.1% (11) TOR 12.4% (1)
27.0% (11) ORR 23.2% (27)
70.8% (26) DRB 74.4% (15)
22.9% (28) FTR 25.8% (22)

Mortal Enemies: Brew Hoop

  • Bogut should be back in today's lineup after missing the previous game due to concussion like symptoms.
  • After a 5 game losing streak, the Bucks had won back to back games over the Spurs and the Pistons before dropping a road game against Dallas without Bogut. They have had the previous 2 days off.
  • Brandon Jennings is having by far the best season of his career, increasing his TS% by over 40 points.
  • Second round pick Jon Leuer, who I was a fan of as a potential second round pick, has started the past 2 games for the Bucks, and had scored in double figures in three consecutive games. That being said, Brand should be able to have some success against him in the post.
  • The Sixers are once again going against a below average offense, and Jrue has traditionally held Jennings in check, so I expect the Sixers to have another good defensive showing tonight. Once again, keeping them off the offensive glass is going to be key.

Prediction: Sixers 102 Bucks 91

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