The Match-up: 7:00PM Milwaukee Bucks (41-33) at Charlotte Bobcats(39-35)

This match-up pits two Eastern Conference playoff teams against each other in a late-season show down. The bottom four teams in the Eastern Conference are jockeying for position, so this match-up is very important for both squads.Both teams boast 6-4 records in their last ten heading into this contest. The Bobcats(28-9 Home) have won 4 of their 5 games including their most recent win, a dominant win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-84. Forward Gerald Wallace has averaged 20.8 PPG while pulling down 9.8 boards per game in his last five. Guards Stephen Jackson and Raymond Felton have averaged 21.8 PPG and 15.0 PPG respectively in their last five. The team has firmly hit their stride.

The Milwaukee Bucks(15-22 Road) have lost 3 of their last 5 games, including a loss in Cleveland on Wednesday night. Guard John Salmons(19.9 PPG) has been a welcome addition to the team’s back court. Salmons and Brandon Jennings are averaging 35.6 PPG.

The Bucks are leading the series, 2-1 with the home team winning each of the contests. The Bobcats are playing better basketball right now and need this game more. They are the fourth best home team(28-9) in the Eastern Conference. Expect a Bobcat win on Friday Night.

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The Pick: Charlotte Bobcats(39-35)

April Record: 1-0