Start time: 6:00 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jerryd Bayless, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Andrea Bargnani, Aaron Gray
Milwaukee: Brandon Jennings, Carlos Delfino, Tobias Harris, Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden
Toronto: Jose Calderon is questionable for tonight.
Milwaukee: Stephen Jackson, Shawn Livingston, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute are all questionable for this game.
Milwaukee is a game-and-a-half behind New York for the final playoff seed in the East, so if they’re trying to make the playoffs — and they might be better off long-term if they didn’t — the Bucks need to start winning games like this one. After last night’s embarrassing display against the Pistons, I don’t know if we should expect the Raptors to put up much of a fight.
While the Bucks are only 6-15 on the road this season, one of those wins came in Toronto on Feb. 8. and they’ve won their last three games in the T-dot. Overall, the Raptors have lost five games in a row and seven of their last games against the Bucks.
Jerryd Bayless will start in place of Jose Calderon tonight after Calderon rolled his ankle yesterday. Bayless always seems to perform better when he starts, so his play should be the focal point of tonight for Raptors fans. In 20 games as a starter since he joined the Raptors last season, he’s averaged 17.0 points, 5.7 assists and a steal, while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.
We’ve got a little bit of time to kill before tipoff, so how about a rousing game of Numberwang?