Game 16 of 82


What’s a bigger factor to losing– poor offense or poor defense? Based on the early returns for the Milwaukee Bucks the answer is poor offense. The Bucks have the league’s top defense and worst offense and sit four games below the .500 mark. Of course, tonight they face the Pistons who are poor on both ends of the floor this season.

Advantages for the Pistons include the chance for point guard Rodney Stuckey to have a big game as Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings can be taken advantage of and the Bucks’ aggressive foul-prone style of defense could complement Stuckey’s bull rushes into the paint. The Bucks have Andrew Bogut and any team that has a big man who can score in the paint has a big, nearly insurmountable advantage against Detroit.