11/13/13 vs. BUCKS

OPPONENT ANALYSIS: By not retaining Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, J.J. Redick or Mike Dunleavy this past summer, the Bucks made it clear they are strategizing for the future. While Milwaukee has some high expectations for rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo – who some compare to Kevin Durant – it doesn’t really have a player it is currently building around. However, with a high draft pick in June, the Bucks hope taking a slight step backwards this season will result in a major evolution in the next few years.

BEST STORYLINE: While it is unlikely Tobias Harris (ankle) will be ready by Wednesday to face his former team, a Bucks sighting will bring back some memories from last season when Harris buried a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and catapulted the Magic to a win in overtime. It was also a game in which Harris and Nikola Vucevic combined for 60 points (30 each) and 39 rebounds. They became the first teammates to tally 30-plus points and 19-plus rebounds in the same game since March 15, 1967 when New York’s Willis Reed and Walt Bellamy accomplished it.

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