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Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI - Giannis Doubtful

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Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI - Giannis Doubtful 

Post#1 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Apr 3, 2021 4:59 am

Both teams on a back to back. Bucks with an impressive win at Portland, Kings with a dismal home loss to the depleted Lakers.

Bucks have won 9 in a row against the Kings including 4 in a row in Sacramento.

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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#2 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Sat Apr 3, 2021 5:04 am

I hope every member of the bucks know there's a good chance 3 games will decided if you are a 1 seed or 2/3. That's the difference between playing Charlotte and the sixers in round 2. Stack wins now against the easy teams. Still pissed we couldn't field a team against the Knicks.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#3 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Apr 3, 2021 5:05 am

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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#4 » by rilamann » Sat Apr 3, 2021 5:26 am

MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:I hope every member of the bucks know there's a good chance 3 games will decided if you are a 1 seed or 2/3. That's the difference between playing Charlotte and the sixers in round 2. Stack wins now against the easy teams. Still pissed we couldn't field a team against the Knicks.

The Knicks game makes me think the Bucks are content with the #3 seed. Like they would prefer to rest the starters and give them low minutes down the stretch, rather than go hard and go all-in for the #1 seed. That's the message I got from that game. Not sure why you would approach a game like it's preseason at this point with the race so close if you are serious about the #1 seed. #1 seed would indeed be huge, we'd be a lock for the ECF and have the homecourt. We're not beating both the Nets and the Sixers and we're probably not beating the Sixers without the HCA.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#5 » by paulpressey25 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 10:20 am

MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:I hope every member of the bucks know there's a good chance 3 games will decided if you are a 1 seed or 2/3. That's the difference between playing Charlotte and the sixers in round 2. Stack wins now against the easy teams. Still pissed we couldn't field a team against the Knicks.


Heck, I'm not even thinking about Round 2 yet.

The Atlanta/Charlotte thing is interesting. They are 4/5 seeds right now, yet all of us on this board have zero fear of them. Miami and Boston both have the possibility of getting it together in time for a very rough round one series for the Bucks, assuming they remain in the 6/7 seed range.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#6 » by slos » Sat Apr 3, 2021 11:03 am

Looks weird but I prefer the #3 seed at least for the 1st round. You won’t have to play against a team that is already in playoff mode from the play in tournament and take advantage of your rust in games 1 and 2. Miami and Boston can land anywhere from #4 to #8. That gives no extra motivation to use everything to get a Top 2 seed.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#7 » by DrWood » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:15 pm

rilamann wrote:
MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:I hope every member of the bucks know there's a good chance 3 games will decided if you are a 1 seed or 2/3. That's the difference between playing Charlotte and the sixers in round 2. Stack wins now against the easy teams. Still pissed we couldn't field a team against the Knicks.

The Knicks game makes me think the Bucks are content with the #3 seed. Like they would prefer to rest the starters and give them low minutes down the stretch, rather than go hard and go all-in for the #1 seed. That's the message I got from that game. Not sure why you would approach a game like it's preseason at this point with the race so close if you are serious about the #1 seed. #1 seed would indeed be huge, we'd be a lock for the ECF and have the homecourt. We're not beating both the Nets and the Sixers and we're probably not beating the Sixers without the HCA.

There's a moderate advantage being 2 over 3 (one extra home game), but there's a big advantage being #1--not having to play #2 or 3 until the conference championship.
They play two games each against Philly and Brooklyn. Could easily make up 3 games (though every loss makes it harder).
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#8 » by HKPackFan » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:35 pm

LET'S GO STREAKING!


MUST WIN and make it 3 in a row!
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Post#9 » by HKPackFan » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:43 pm

slos wrote:Looks weird but I prefer the #3 seed at least for the 1st round. You won’t have to play against a team that is already in playoff mode from the play in tournament and take advantage of your rust in games 1 and 2. Miami and Boston can land anywhere from #4 to #8. That gives no extra motivation to use everything to get a Top 2 seed.



So hard to predict. I do prefer to avoid miami or Boston, at the same time, I want Philly at home, so I want the two seed.

I think there will be a possibility of more fans in a couple months.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#10 » by greekbuck34 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:39 pm

The Kings are terrible. Great opportunity to rest Giannis knee imo.
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Post#11 » by GoldenAntlers » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:47 pm

Seems like there is a game every night this year. Bucks gonna roll 'em.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#12 » by M-C-G » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:57 pm

Wow, with Golden State looking bad, we have a very legit chance at a 5-1 west coast road trip here. That would be really impressive all things considered. Feel like historically a 1-5 west coast was more likely than 5-1.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#13 » by ShootingtheJ » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:43 pm

I wonder how many sit with this back to back. I think Donte's foot is really bothering him, and Giannis has the knee thing. It would be tough to match up with the Kings 2 PG lineup without Donte.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#14 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:57 pm

Kings are 7-3 their last 10 against mostly bad teams. Both teams are on a back to back. But with this Bucks team we've come to expect the unexpected.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#15 » by ReasonablySober » Sat Apr 3, 2021 6:41 pm

Six straight hours of Bucks and Brewers. I like it.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#16 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Apr 3, 2021 6:42 pm

There's likely to be overlap with Brewers, no way their game is over by 9:00. So look for the BSWI alternate channel to carry the Bucks game until the Brewers game is over.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#17 » by Unique » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:12 pm

Do we have any updates as to who's playing tonight and who's not?
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#18 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:14 pm

Everyone who played last night is good to go. I suppose they could rest someone but nothing has been said about that. No word on Tucker. The Bucks did not submit an injury report at 1:30, the next one is due in a few minutes.
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#19 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:41 pm

Giannis - Doubtful (left knee soreness)

Tucker - Out (left calf strain)
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Re: Game 49: Bucks at Kings - 4/3/21 - 9:00 - BSWI 

Post#20 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:44 pm

Happy they're resting Giannis
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