Tonight’s tilt with the Milwaukee Bucks is really setting up like a trap game. Yesterday, word spread that L.A. native Brandon Jennings will miss the next 4 to 6 weeks after suffering a fractured bone in his foot.
Without their leading scorer it could be easy for the Lake Show to overlook the Bucks as visions of the Heat dance in their heads. However, this is still a dangerous team. The Bucks play that patented Scott Skiles hardnosed defense. And given the Lakers propensity to play down to their competition in Staples this one shows all the signs of a trap.
For Jennings, it marks the first time in his young pro career that he won’t be in uniform. The Compton native would have certainly had family and friends in attendance to root him on as he took on his hometown team.
In his place, the Bucks will likely split minutes with former Clippers Keyon Dooling and Earl Boykins.
Hopefully, Phil Jackson has his team focused to continue their rediscovered ways on the road. This will be the last tune-up before Saturday’s highly anticipated Christmas clash.