(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (1) Philadelphia 76ers
The Bucks head into the conference finals off an exciting seven-game series win over Charlotte. After splitting the season series with Philly 2-2, they could be in for another seven-game thriller. The Big Three for Milwaukee (Ray Allen
, Glenn Robinson
and Sam Cassell
) averaged 67 points a game against the Sixers stout defense. Philadelphia's loss of key defensive stopper George Lynch
could mean a big series for 'Big Dog' Glenn Robinson
and trouble for the Sixers title hopes. The 76ers must find a way to contain the explosive perimeter offense of Milwaukee if they hope to win. Likewise, the Bucks must also find a way to slow MVP Allen Iverson
, who has been on a terror in the playoffs.
||The Bucks hope to have their high-octane offense in gear against Philly. Cassell (10) will push the ball up court and pressure the defense.
Here he gets a ball screen right out of transition from Scott Williams (42).
||Cassell (10) attacks the middle of the floor as Allen (34) cuts off three staggered screens.
Cassell hits Allen for the three-point shot.