BUCKS PREGAME REPORT: Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Detroit Pistons Game 2 - NBA Playoffs Round 1 (04/17/19)
tiger pregame preview
Well it’s time for massacre round 2. Are you ready!? Ha. Just kidding. But not really. Blake Griffin may be out tonight again as he is a game time decision and if that’s the case well we should see another blowout. The Bucks showed their dominance in the first matchup and racked up a 43 point lead and if ex-Buck Thon Maker is going to be playing extensive minutes again at the 4 well good luck Detroit…. It’s another game at Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee Bucks fans are feeling the playoff fever! There will be food stands outside the Fiserv plaza and the game is nearing sell out if it hasn’t already! Blowouts are fun but their also boring so hopefully the Bucks will indeed sweep so we don’t have to watch anymore of this….lol.
bucks PREGAME preview PODCAST
Match Up: Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) Vs. Detroit Pistons (0-1))
Game Time: Wednesday April 17th 2019 > 7:00PM CT
Game Location: Fiserv Forum • Milwaukee, WI
TV Channels: NBA TV / FSWIS / FSD
Radio: 950 AM
Vegas Spread: Bucks -15
Vegas O/U: 215.5
Money Line: Bucks -2,500 / Hornets +1,100
tiger pregame analysis
I’m probably going to skimp on the pregame analysis for the rest of this serious because the differential between these two opponents just isn’t even close! It’s crazy to be in an era of Bucks fan-ship when our team is this good and we can even merit talking like this. I think if anything the analysis really more revolves around how the hard the Bucks want to compete the rest of this series and how many minutes they want to play their studs.
Now let me clarify that real quick. By no means do I think the Bucks should let off the gas and assume victory like the Warriors just did vs. the Clippers and something I feel like they’ve done a lot this season. However, I do believe the Bucks seek to rest as many guys in the the third quarter as possible (especially Giannis) if the opportunity presents itself. That’s kind of cliche I get it. Let me be more specific. The Bucks should mentally continue to play full throttle as long as possible even if it takes the whole game. If they do this they may have that opportunity to rest guys in the 4th quarter in the next 3 games!
Crushing this team this series is huge for confidence going forward. If The Bucks refuse to play down to the Pistons level they will most likely have big leads by the 4th quarter of each of the following games and have that opportunity to rest guys. This would be wise obviously but really it’s the best of both worlds which you only get rewarded if you take your opponent seriously. The Bucks will do this unlike the Golden State Warriors and this is what makes them so scary the rest of the post season!
TIGER PREGAME PREDICTION
Another easy prediction opportunity to be bullish on and I will be. The Piston’s roster is just to inferior to the Bucks and they proved that during the entire regular season. They don’t matchup well against the Bucks and they are banged up as well with Blake Griffin not a guarantee to play tonight. I don’t expect tonight’s game to be as devastating for Detroit but I expect another strong victory.
Final Verdict = (W) Bucks 1114 @ (L) Pistons 94
TIGER’S Calling It…
“BUCKS BY 20”
TIGERS FINAL TAKE
Can we just get this series over with? LoL. Hey when is the last time Bucks fans could merit being a little cocky right? Well it’s not going to last long as the upcoming rounds will be against legitimate foes and we’ll actually get some competitive basketball. But seriously, have fun with it while it lasts! GO BUCKS! BUCKS IN THE FINALS! BUCKS IN 6!