Tonight is the official “Are these Bucks for Real?” game in the playoff series between Milwaukee and Atlanta. Game 3 was nice, but it was just for show. Anyone can win a Game 3 when you are down 0-2, especially against a mentally weak team like Atlanta. The wheat and chaff separate at Game 4.
Tonight the Hawks will bring it. The Bucks better be ready. The Bradley Center crowd better be ready. I expect an absolute war (metaphorically).
If the Bucks are to win that metaphorical war, they need Carlos Delfino to win his position… badly. He is one of their primary performers, he must show up.
The team also needs more balanced scoring. They cannot expect another 9-for-11 performance out of John Salmons either. Brandon Jennings could be the man in that regard. He’s had an exceptional series so far. A big Game 4 would really help Milwaukee’s cause.