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MILWAUKEE BUCKS PREVIEW
Milwaukee was defeated in their last game by the Charlotte Hornets, 110 – 107; Walker, Lamb: 21 points apiece. The Bucks enter this contest with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games and a 10-2 mark at home. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the game with a team-high 20 points against their last opponent, the hornets. He shot 46.7% from the field, making 7 of his 15 attempts (5/7 from the line, 1/3 from three-point range). Antetokounmpo ended up with 20 points, 9 assists, 13 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks and 1 three with 1 turnover in 39 minutes.
The Bucks rank well in points per game (#1), defensive rebounds per game (#1) and assists per game (#2). Their weakest areas are steals per game (#25), turnovers per game (#22) and free throw percentage (#16).
CHICAGO BULLS PREVIEW
Chicago is in the middle of a 3 game losing streak, after their loss to the San Antonio Spurs, 108 – 107; DeRozan: 21 points, 8 rebounds. The Bulls have a 2-8 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 2-7 in away games this season. Zach LaVine dropped a team-high 28 points in their last game. He shot a 38.5% field goal percentage, making 10-of-26 (5/6 from the line, 3/8 from three-point range). LaVine finished with 28 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 threes with 6 turnovers in 35 minutes.
The Bulls have climbed the rankings this season in free throw percentage (#10), three point percentage (#13) and steals per game (#15). The team needs work on offensive rebounds per game (#30), points per game (#29) and field goal percentage (#25).