Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date & Time: Monday, January 6, 2020, 8:30 PM ET (Tuesday, 1:30 PM GMT)
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs will be meeting in Milwaukee only a day after their game in San Antonio. The 127-118 victory on the road was the fifth consecutive win for the Bucks, and an impressive 32nd in 38 league matches. Sitting comfortably on top of the Eastern Conference, their performances have been evident of why they would be strong contenders for the Championship this season.
In Sunday’s win, the Bucks were led by the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. He registered 32 points and eight rebounds in the 29 minutes that he played. He is reported to have caught a back sprain but is expected to be fit for Monday’s game. Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton gave good support to the Greek Freak as the Bucks won by a nine-point margin.
The Spurs, in their loss, had decent contributions from DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. While DeRozan returned 26 points, five assists and four rebounds, Aldridge had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
After their loss, San Antonio Spurs have now returned with a 50% record in their last 18 games. They sit at the edge for a Western Conference play-off spot.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 5, 2020
Injury updates & team news
Injuries: George Hill (Illness)- Out, Pat Connaughton (Thigh)- Out Giannis Antetokounmpo (Back)- Probable
Expected starting lineup: Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Mathews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
San Antonio Spurs-
Injuries: Dejounte Murray- Out (personal reasons)
Expected starting lineup: Derrick White, Lonnie Walker, DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Trey Lyles
After the game on Sunday, very little points towards a massive change in result in spite of a change in the venue. Especially with the venue being more suited to the Bucks, if anything.