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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Preview: Is the Winning Streak Hotter than the Suns?

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The road out west makes a stop in the desert

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The Milwaukee Bucks are on game four of their six-game road trip with a stopover in Arizona to take on the Phoenix Suns. It should be an interesting matchup of two wing players who have been impressive all season.

Where We’re At

After a win against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, Milwaukee has now won five in a row and are starting to look like the team we were expecting them to be. The offense has been hot, still ranking as the best offense in the league, and that can be attributed to the solar levels of play this season.

A prime example of the great offense has been the flames that Khris Middleton has displayed this season. During the Nuggets game, Middleton didn’t make a single three but still was able to put up 29 points and 12 assists. The Bucks will have a tough task of putting an eclipse on the Suns who have won four of their last five games. The addition of Chris Paul has helped ease the burden on Devin Booker, who is averaging 23.5 points showing the bubble run last year wasn’t a fluke. The Bucks will be without Jrue Holiday who is currently in the League’s health and safety protocol (potentially testing positive with COVID).

The Suns may not have Paul and Jae Crowder as they didn’t play Wednesday against Cleveland. Cameron Payne and Dario Saric are also listed as out.

Player to Watch: Torrey Craig

Well well well, look who has a jumpshot in his system. After not playing at all in the beginning of the season, Bud has consistently brought him off the bench to contribute. Maybe it was wanting to get revenge against his former Denver teammates, but Craig was a perfect 3/3 from three in that game. It will be interesting to see if he will be the one guarding Booker if the two share the court.

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Game 25: Against the Suns, the Bucks will...

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  • 23%
    Win big (10 or more points)
    (72 votes)
  • 43%
    Win close (9 or fewer points)
    (131 votes)
  • 29%
    Lose close (9 or fewer points)
    (88 votes)
  • 3%
    Lose big (10 or more points)
    (10 votes)
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