Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date & Time: Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 PM ET (Saturday, 1:30 AM GMT)
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee.
An incredible 13-game winning streak will be at stakes for the Bucks when they welcome Los Angeles Clippers to Milwaukee on Friday. Last season’s MVP Giannis Antetoukounmpo has started the season from where he left off. He is averaging a double double with a career high 31 points and 13.2 rebounds. They have lost only three out of 22 games in the season so far- against Miami Heat, Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics. The Bucks have already beaten Clippers on the road earlier this season.
Los Angeles Clippers, this time around, are a different proposition. At that time, they were without either of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Since the return of Paul George from injury, the Clippers have lost just twice in 11 games, and hit the 150-point mark twice during that period. They currently sit third in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 16-6.
Injury updates & team news-
Injuries: Jamal Murray (Illness)- Probable, Bol Bol (Foot)- Out
Expected starting line up: Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Los Angeles Clippers-
Injuries: Rodney McGruder (Hamstring)- Out, Landry Shamet (Ankle)- Out, JaMychal Green (Back)- Probable, Amir Coffey- Out
Expected starting line up: Paul George, Patrick Beverley,Kawhi Leonard, Maurice Harkless, Ivica Zubac.
Los Angeles Clippers will be backing their All-Star duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. After just five points in the Clippers’ loss to Spurs, the PG-13 has bounced back with 31 and 25 points in the last two games. His overall average in the season reads 23.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game. Apart from Leonard, he has also been helped by the likes of Pat Beverley, Montrezl Harell and Lou Williams.
But the Clippers will be up against the reigning MVP and a strong contender for another- Giannis Antetokounmpo. With him in the line up, the Bucks would be looking to capitalize on the Clippers’ poor away record of 3-5.