Tobias Harris, Sam Dalembert will start for BucksPosted by Inside Hoops
Bucks coach Scott Skiles didn’t make any lineup changes for Friday night’s season opener against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Skiles decided to stay with second-year pro Tobias Harris at small forward, with Mike Dunleavy coming off the bench at that position. And veteran Samuel Dalembert will be at center, with third-year pro Larry Sanders serving in a strong backup role.
Harris will go against Celtics star Paul Pierce as the Bucks try to spoil Boston’s home opener. The Celtics lost their season opener at Miami on Tuesday.
“it’s something we intended all along,” Skiles said of the starting five, which also includes Ersan Ilyasova, Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. “Mike is comfortable coming off the bench.
“We need Tobias to get some sort of consistency. But we also know he’s 20 years old, and last season was not a wash or anything because he got some minutes but it was a very unconventional season. He’ll have his hands full here opening night.”
– Reported by Charles F Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Blog)