With 5 OTs in 26 gms, Bucks are on pace to play 15 OT games this year, which would be an NBA record. Bucks record is 10 (2009-10).— Bucks PR (@BucksPR) December 21, 2013
On the injury front, Caron Butler and Gary Neal are expected back after their recent absences, though it's not clear if any of that will help the Bucks, you know, win games. So, maybe it's OK? I don't know, interpret as you wish.
Either way, the Bucks getting healthier figures to (sadly) mean fewer minutes for Antetokounmpo, though Larry Drew's starters tonight will once again include the Greek teenager at shooting guard. The Sixers have been going a bit bigger at the wing spot of late with Turner joined by rookie 6'8" undrafted rookie Hollis Thompson, so on paper it's not a bad matchup. Hopefully Giannis manages to start more productively than in the last two games, both of which saw him pick up two fouls in the first six minutes and not record a point or shot in that span.
In other good news, John Henson is once again in the starting five despite missing overtime last night in Cleveland with a sore knee. He tweaked his knee after tripping on a fast break late in the fourth, but stayed in the game initially and notched his third staright double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. His December numbers remain impressive: 16.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg and 2.1 bpg on 54.1% shooting form the field and 63.6% from the stripe. Team MVP? Yep, team MVP. And it's really not even close right now.