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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Preview: Stars Align for Sunday Matinee

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Talk about a star-studded affair

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The Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets for a two-game set that starts this afternoon in what will have big seeding implications as we inch closer to the end of the regular season.

This will be the first time these heavyweights meet since the Nets defeated the Bucks 125-123 on MLK Day.

Where We’re At

The Bucks defeated the lowly Chicago Bulls on Friday night, 108-98. Milwaukee led for the majority of the game and got a combined 44 points from Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez. Both Bobby Portis and Jrue Holiday added 16 apiece, too. Bryn Forbes also finished 10 points and 13 rebounds (????).

The Brooklyn Nets were defeated at home by the Portland Trail Blazers, 128-109 in their last game that saw Portland sink nearly 52% of their shots. While Kevin Durant and James Harden did not play, Kyrie Irving scored 28 points on 26 shots. As a team, the Nets converted on only 42.1% of their shots and Mike James (who is still in the league?) shot 6-of-15 from the field.

While James Harden has already been ruled out for an extended period of time, we should get to see a healthy KD and Kyrie out there against Giannis Antetokounmpo (who is probable) and the Bucks.

Player To Watch

Joe Harris is one, if not the best three-point shooter in the NBA and my bet is that he will be extremely busy this afternoon. Durant and Irving command so much attention defensively that it is easy to forget about Joe Harris who seemingly finds himself open time and time again. A big game from Harris can certainly help tilt the needle in Brooklyn’s favor today.

Poll

Game 64: Against Brooklyn, the Bucks will...

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  • 14%
    Win big (by 10 or more points)
    (21 votes)
  • 34%
    Win close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (48 votes)
  • 39%
    Lose close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (56 votes)
  • 11%
    Lose big (by 10 or more points)
    (16 votes)
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