When: 6 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee
TV/Radio: ALT; 950 AM
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Spotlight on Giannis Antetokounmpo: The “Greek Freak” is in the midst of a spectacular season, ranking second in the NBA in scoring (27.6 points per game) entering Wednesday while adding 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per contest. The 6-foot-11 positionless phenom boasts the length and athleticism to cover immense ground with each dribble, finish with ease and distribute to teammates. Like Tuesday’s big-man counterpart, Nikola Jokic, Antetokounmpo is always a triple-double threat. And if he keeps progressing at this rate, he’s got a chance to be an all-time great.
Nuggets: They have won eight of their last 11 games, but are just 8-19 in road games. … Jokic is coming off his fourth triple-double of the season and 10th of his career, collecting 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in Tuesday’s home win over San Antonio. Denver is 18-5 when Jokic records a double-double or better. … Starting point guard Jamal Murray is officially listed as probable to play Thursday due to chest soreness. He played through the ailment Tuesday against the Spurs, finishing with 17 points and four rebounds. Mason Plumlee will miss his eighth consecutive game with a calf strain. … Newly acquired guard Devin Harris played college ball at Wisconsin.
Bucks: They have won nine of their last 11 games to ascend to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference entering Wednesday’s action. During that span, Milwaukee has led the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing 97.6 points per 100 possessions. … Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. … The Bucks entered Wednesday ranked last in the NBA in rebounding (39.3 per game), while …read more
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