Here we are, on the verge of games that "matter." The brick-laying convention last night probably didn't wipe the confidence of a 5-1 preseason record away, but an ugly loss tonight would start the season off on the wrong foot.
Luckily we're playing the Bucks tonight. They're 1-5 this preseason and had a confusing offseason, holding on the the #8 pick (a small forward named Joe Alexander) and trading for a borderline All-Star (a small forward named Richard Jefferson). They also signed a group of veterans low on talent, but high on savvy and experience.
Are the Bucks on their way up? Or are they continuing to fall from the "heights" of Karl/Allen/Cassell/Robinson?
And yes, we stomped them earlier this preseason, but they appeared willfully undermanned (Preseason: where a minor injury makes fans feel like they wasted money).
Projected Starting Lineups
Minnesota: Randy Foye / Mike Miller / Corey Brewer / Ryan Gomes / Al Jefferson
Milwaukee: Luke Ridnour / Michael Redd / Richard Jefferson / Charlie Villanueva / Andrew Bogut
Game Time: 7:00 pm CST
Broadcast: FSN North, KFAN