The Milwaukee Bucks continue their preseason journey on the road Tuesday as they travel to Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bucks are coming off a 108-92 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers where the superstar duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard played for the first time as teammates.
Bucks Star Duo Light Up the Court
Though they only played a total of 37 minutes combined, basketball fans got to see just how dynamic this pair is going to be on the court. Lillard had 22 minutes of play where he scored 14 points, snagged two rebounds, two assists and four steals. Antetokounmpo played for just 15 minutes but tacked on 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, an assist and two blocks.
Milwaukee started off their season with a 105-102 win over the Chicago Bulls and that was without the Dame and Giannis duo.
Oklahoma had gotten off to a good start of the preseason, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 122-121, but then lost their next two games to the Detroit Pistons 125-128, and the Charlotte Hornets 115-117.
There’s no telling on whether or not we will see Antetokounmpo and/or Lillard on the court for the remainder of the preseason as the goal is to keep the team healthy, and certainly you want your superstars to be 100% ready to go for the regular season so you can play them more down the stretch. It wouldn’t be surprising if both Giannis and Dame only appear in that one preseason outing.
When will we see Khris Middleton?
Slowly but surely, Khris Middleton is making his way back on the court. He has yet to appear in a preseason game, as he’s recovering from an offseason knee procedure.
Middleton has been participating in practices, which is encouraging news to hear as fans eagerly await the comeback of his appearance on the court.
Having him on the court is crucial for Milwaukee, and having him behind Giannis and Dame will help make the team an even stronger championship contender.
Should the Bucks decide to have Lillard and Antetokounmpo suit up, it’ll be an easy win for Milwaukee. However, Oklahoma’s young roster has been looking really good in their last three games, despite the two losses. With talent in Chet Holmgren, Jalen Williams, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to name a few, the Thunder is looking to make themselves a genuine championship contender.
You can watch Tuesday’s contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Bally Spots Oklahoma, Southwest, and the NBA League Pass. Bally Sports Wisconsin will not be showing the game, but all the action is set to take place starting at 7PM CST.
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