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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Preview: Potential Finals Preview?

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Strap in folks, this should be fun.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks will put their 13-game winning streak on the line tonight when they welcome the Los Angeles Clippers for their first visit to the Fiserv Forum this season.

Bucks Update

The Bucks are coming off a 127-103 drubbing of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 35 points and nine rebounds while shooting 12-of-21 from the floor. Khris Middleton contributed 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in 25 minutes of action. Each member of the Bucks who played scored and finished with a positive plus-minus.

Milwaukee defeated the Clippers 129-124 in Los Angeles back on November 6. Five players scored in double-figures, anchored by Giannis with 38 and George Hill who dropped 24 off the pine. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George did not play in that contest, so tonight’s game will provide a stiff test for the Bucks regardless of if he plays or not.

The Bucks will tentatively have all bodies ready for tonight’s big game.

Player To Watch: Khris Middleton

It feels like the Bucks are going to need a stat sheet stuffing game from Middleton tonight if they want to push their winning streak to 14. He was awful last time these two sides met, scoring only 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting. Let’s see if the Bucks elect to go to him early offensively.

Clippers Update

Load management or not, the Clippers just keep on getting the job done. They sit at 16-6 and Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have already missed a handful of games.

They just beat the Portland Trailblazers 117-97 to improve to 13-1 at home. Their only home loss to this day is against the Bucks.

Los Angeles was powered by Montrezl Harrell who dropped 26 points and nine rebounds off the bench. He missed only two shots :O. Kawhi Leonard was off, scoring only 11 points on 3-of-15 shooting, but Paul George scored 25 points including making six trifectas.

The Clippers rank in the top-10 of DRtg, ORtg, and Pace of play, so strap in folks.

They have yet to release an injury report for tonight’s game, so be sure to check Twitter throughout the day for any updates.

Player To Watch: Montrezl Harell

Yep, it’s that dude again. He absolutely feasted on the Bucks the last time these two teams played and has already proven to be a Bucks killer. Assuming Kawhi plays and they get a great game from Harrell, this Clippers team is insanely tough to beat.


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Game 23: Against Los Angeles, the Bucks will...

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  • 13%
    Win big (by 10 or more points)
    (50 votes)
  • 52%
    Win close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (188 votes)
  • 28%
    Lose close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (101 votes)
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    Lose big (by 10 or more points)
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