Bucks Tuesday: Udrih out with thigh bruise
Bucks coach Scott Skiles said Udrih collided with forward Ersan Ilyasova, causing a pretty deep bruise on Udrih’s thigh.
“Doron (Lamb) will play more,” Skiles said after practice Tuesday. “Marquis (Daniels) may play more. Memphis is a very good club, and we are going to have to play well anyways. Brandon (Jennings) and Monta (Ellis) may play more minutes even.”
Udrih is averaging 10.5 points and 3.5 assists per game and was a big part of Milwaukee’s bench that has provided a spark in each of the first two games.
With no other true point guard behind Jennings on the bench, one of Ellis and Jennings will likely be on the floor at all times Wednesday night.
Lamb appears to have jumped Daniels in the rotation pretty quickly. After missing most of training camp with an elbow injury, the rookie out of Kentucky shone in the final two preseason games, getting praise from Skiles along the way.
He played just a combined eight minutes in the first two games but was on the floor Saturday when Milwaukee went on a 16-0 run to start the second quarter. This may be just the opportunity Lamb needs to cement his place in the rotation.
With Udrih likely inactive Wednesday, that puts off the decision Skiles would have faced with forward John Henson returning to action. Henson had no setbacks Tuesday, but Skiles said “he has a long ways to go.”
Big challenge: Memphis presents a tall order for the Bucks, literally.
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