The Nets are coming off their embarrassing loss to the New York Knicks earlier in the week ,while the Bucks are coming off a good win against the Washington Wizards last night. The Bucks enter the game with a record of 4-15, and are considered one of the worst teams in the NBA. O.J. Mayo has emerged as the leader of this team, but he needs to find a more consistent jumper to help this team our of the basement.
The Bucks are a young, tall and athletic team that can defend the paint pretty well with Larry Sanders and John Henson. Caron Butler is still putting up pretty decent numbers, but he is also a veteran leader on this team that needs to be consistent as well. Brandon Knight has to do a much better job filling the shoes of the departed Brandon Jennings and be a distributor.
The Nets’ problems are more psychological than anything else. The whole world knows their injury history, but they can still win with who they put on the floor. It all begins with believing you can win in your mind and heart. When things go wrong for the Nets during a game, the players start to hang their heads and begin to show a lack of aggression. They have the talent without their injured players, but they have to believe in themselves and one another in order to get their season on track.
This is the perfect game for the Nets to get an attitude adjustment victory against another Eastern Conference bottom-feeder. One victory could lead to two and things could start to snowball from there, but the Nets have to believe they are capable of getting a victory.