Short Handed Bucks Travel to LA Preview

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 09: Thanasis Antetokounmpo #43 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz during a preseason game at Fiserv Forum on October 09, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Two contending teams both sitting in third place in their conference look to take another step forward in a duel in the Staples Center.

Recent Success

The Bucks in the last 10 games are 8-2 while averaging 120 points a game. Doing this while shooting over 48% from the field, collecting nearly 50 rebounds a game, and 25 assists.

Coming off a close loss to the Knicks the Bucks had just 8 players available and one starter play in Brook Lopez. The Bucks had 3 players record double-doubles. Jordan Nwora, Brook Lopez, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

In feed

Short Handed Again?

The Bucks will be without multiple players yet again as PJ Tucker(Calf), Rodions Kurucs(Abdominal), Bobby Portis(Health), and Khris Middleton(Hip) are all out.

Jrue Holiday(Knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo(Knee), and Donte DiVincenzo(Foot) are all day to day.

Clippers Star Power

Clippers stars Paul George and Kwahi Leonard are a tough match up no matter who is playing, but for a short handed Bucks team their star power and experience could be a problem for the Bucks.

Luckily for the Bucks, the Clippers will be without Patrick Beverley, Serge Ibaka, and newly acquired guard Rajon Rondo.

Game Info

Records: Bucks(27-14) Clippers(31-16)

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles

Time: 9:00pm Central

Line: Clippers -2.5 over/under 231.5

Bucks’ Keys to Victory

The key to success for the Bucks is going to be to find enough players to play tonight. In seriousness though the Bucks even short handed showed they can be competitive. Hopefully, they get Giannis, Jrue and Donte back, but even if they don’t look for Thanasis and Jordan Nwora to step up again and make an impact.

Prediction: Clippers win 121 – 114

 

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