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Just like the Jazz, Greggy G needs to bounce back 2night!

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I've even broke-out the Greggy G Cheer squad for luck!

UTAH JAZZ (-7) @ MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Both squads will be playing a back-to-back, with the Jazz actually having any easier trip from Chi-Town to Milwaukee than the Bucks return from D.C. While the Jazz have been less then stellar on the road this season (14-20), expect some desperation tonight as Jerry Sloan knows if they drop this and head to Boston Friday they could find themselves fighting for their playoff lives. As for the Bucks, with their playoff fortunes at stake the last few weeks they’ve proceeded to drop 6 of 7 and might be the softest team in the Association. While most think Michael Redd is their star, PG Mo Williams (18 ppg, 6 apg, 48-fg%) is the engine that makes them go and he’s missed the last 4 games with an abdominal strain (questionable). Especially with Carlos Boozer coming off an extremely average night in Chicago (10 pts, 9 reb), look for the Jazz to pound the Bucks inside as Charlie V’s pedestrian D will be in-charge of slowing the former Dukie. In addition, with Andrew Bogut as the Milwaukee’s only low-post presence...

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The Jazz had trouble sleeping thinking about da Playoffs

In addition, with Andrew Bogut as the Milwaukee’s only low-post presence, tonight’s match-up against the red-hot Mehmet Okur (last 5 games: 22 ppg, 13 apg, 12-23 3-pts) will open things-up for the D-Will/Boozer pick-n-roll as Okur keeps the Australian on the perimeter. If the Jazz had rolled the Bulls last night I wouldn’t feel as confident, but because of their lousy performance…Jazz win by 10-14 points

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The Spurs grabbin' Kurt Thomas for nuttin' was devilish!

SAN ANTONIO SPURS (+2) @ NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
With SA holding off both the Hornets & Rockets by less than two games in Southwest Division and finally having a healthy roster, I expect the defending Champs to find their mojo over the last month of the season. Especially with veteran Kurt Thomas in the mix adding a deadline 15-foot jumper to space the floor better than Oberto (last 4 games: 16-28 from the field), look for Timmy D to have even more room to operate on the block. While CP3 and Hornets continue to impress, David West (probable) has missed the last three games with a bad ankle and you have to expect him to struggle against the Big Fundamental if he returns. In addition, while it’s impossible to stop Mr. Paul, the Spurs will control the tempo and use their excellent team-defense to keep him somewhat under wraps tonight. With Tony Longoria having some speed to keep-up with him and Bruce Bowen making Peja work hard for his shots, I see the Spurs walking away with a victory tonight…Spurs by 4-8 points

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The Mavs will look good in the Home-Whites tonight!

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS @ DALLAS MAVERICKS (-10.5)
The Mavs seem to have found their swagger at home against the lowly Eastern Conference squads winning by an average of 25 pts the last two games (NJ & NY). With J-Kidd still trying to prove he was worth the Mavs future, J-Howard just starting to understand his new role, and Dirk & Terry seeing more open-looks in transition, things should continue to roll for Cuban’s boys tonight. While the Bobcats have actually found a winning streak of late with Gerald Wallace on the bench, it wasn’t like they were playing anybody that will make a deep run in the playoffs...and I actually think teams simply struggle to get up for a battle with the Cats O Bob. Charlotte used smoke-n-mirrors during their 5-game win streak (aka Matt Carroll, Earl Boykins, & Jared Dudley), and tonight, I believe they’ll struggle to fit their do-everything forward (Wallace-probable) back into the mix after his long lay-off. Trust me, while I’m not sure if J-Kidd is the answer come playoff time, the Mavs will cover more than most squads over the remainder of the regular season…Mavs by 15-21 points

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While still looking flashy, the Nuggs have been more disciplined

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES @ DENVER NUGGETS (-15.5)
The Grizz have lost their last two games by 51 points and have allowed an average of 126 ppg during that span. Tonight, they face a Nuggets squad that has lit-up the scoreboard of late and playing with desperation sitting in the 9th spot even though their 11-games over .500. Especially at home where the Nuggets are 25-7 and always ready to ignite their rowdy fans, watch as JR Smith & Linas Kleiza continue to rain in the 3s once their up by 20 in the 4th. Did I mention the Grizzlies are coming off a back-to-back?...Nuggets by 20-24 points

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I'm desperate to cover a college play Homeboys!

RICE OWLS @ SOUTHERN MISS EAGLES (-14)
The Owls (3-26) have dropped 19-straight, lost their 2nd leading scorer and one of the conference's top rebounders in Paulius Packevicius 11 games ago, and just 3 games ago found out their leading scorer was out for the season with a broken hand. As for the young Golden Ealges after some early season growing pains, they've won 5 of 7 with their only losses coming at the hands of #3 Memphis and at (22-8) Houston. The Eagles rolled the Owls by 18 at home 5 weeks ago, and that was with Rice's leading scorer in the line-up, so expect another blow-out as Southern Miss continues to develop into a Conf-USA power...Golden Eagles by 18-22 points

Trust me my friends...
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I'm confident I'm wrapping-up some wins tonight!

Posted by Greg Gamble on March 12, 2008 10:09 AM |


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