7:30: Bucket Squad (0-4) vs. Tropics (1-3)
This is the game the Tropics need, but the Bucket Squad have some new additions, including Alex Bauer who dropped 29 last week.
Player to Watch: Absalom Barnes
The Tropics are in danger of a disastrous season but they’ve been getting solid production from Barnes, who’s playing more inside the paint rather than outside the three point line and it’s paying dividends in his game.
7:30: Giv3 N’ Go (2-2) vs. The Soldiers (2-2)
Adam Bush had a big game last week and another this week will be a big help against the tough bigs of The Soldiers like Jon Hunt and Terrence Thomas. Martin Salinas will score, but Bush and the rest need to start contributing more to get Giv3 N’ Go back on track.
Player to Watch: The Soldiers roster
I haven’t seen this team struggle this much in years. Paul Starr, Hunt and Thomas have been the consistent ones of the bunch but overall performance consistency just isn’t there for The Soldiers. When they shoot, they don’t play D. When they rebound, they don’t shoot. When they play D they don’t score.
8:30: Getting Older (4-0) vs. Contract Killers (2-2)
The Contract Killers picked up a very big win last week over Giv3 N’ Go. This week, they face the dominance of GOB.
Player to Watch: Micah Jordan
Jordan isn’t a big and he isn’t a small, but he does a little bit of everything. He could play a part in being everywhere and all over the place, trying to disrupt the usually rocksteady flow of Getting Older.
8:30: The Sizzle (2-2) vs. Easy Money (3-1)
Easy Money has been playing like their undefeated summer season the past three weeks. After losing the opener vs. Getting Older in forgettable fashion, they’ve started to run through their opponents and are alone at second place in the league.
Player to Watch: Justin Williford/Antonio Blackmon
The point guard duo of The Sizzle will have their hands full with Benny Valentine. Valentine is not just one of the league’s best point guard, but one of the league’s best players. Williford and Blackmon will try to attack him from every angle and are a great 1-2 punch. We’ll see if they’re up for the task.