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Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks embark on an uncommon four-game journey Wednesday evening after they go to the Charlotte Hornets.
Coming off a 110-91 dwelling drubbing by the hands of the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Tuesday, the Bucks journey to Charlotte for the second evening of a back-to-back after which, after a day without work, resurface at Detroit on Friday to tackle the Pistons.
The Bucks then will get three nights off, however observe that with two extra street video games over a three-day stretch, dealing with heavyweights Cleveland and San Antonio subsequent Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
Within the Hornets, the Bucks shall be seeing a crew coming off two spectacular wins — Sunday at dwelling in opposition to Orlando and Monday at Memphis.
The Hornets and Bucks met final Monday in Charlotte, with the guests prevailing 103-94 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 32 factors, 14 rebounds and 6 assists.
The win was Milwaukee’s third straight in opposition to the Hornets. The Bucks additionally triumphed of their most up-to-date journey to Charlotte, a 118-108 win final March.
Antetokounmpo had 20 factors within the win at Charlotte, after having poured in 31 in opposition to the Hornets within the membership’s earlier assembly final October.
The league’s main scorer has scored 28 or extra factors in all seven of the Bucks’ video games. However he’s been restricted to 28 in two of the final three, and Milwaukee has misplaced each of these video games.
The Hornets got here up brief final week at Milwaukee regardless of a 22-rebound effort from Dwight Howard. He started the season with 5 double-doubles in six video games and 6 straight double-figure rebounding efforts earlier than being restricted to 2 factors and 7 rebounds in Monday’s win at Memphis.
Charlotte’s two-game successful streak coincides with the return of backup large man Cody Zeller, who missed 4 of the primary 5 video games of the season with a knee harm.
Zeller contributed six factors and 6 rebounds in 18 minutes to Sunday’s win over Orlando, then had 11 factors and eight rebounds in 19 minutes Monday in opposition to Memphis.
“The bench play is our greatest drawback. It’s acquired to be higher,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford insisted. “After we break the (beginning) lineup, we’ve acquired to execute. I don’t thoughts guys lacking pictures and stuff, however we’ve acquired to know what we’re doing. In the event you’re not in the proper spot on this league, you’ve acquired no shot.”
The Bucks gave Antetokounmpo little or no assist in Tuesday’s dwelling loss.
Whereas the star was scoring 28 factors and making 9 of his 14 pictures, no different Bucks participant had greater than 9 factors.
In the meantime, the 11 Bucks apart from Antetokounmpo who noticed motion within the loss mixed to shoot 23-for-62 (37.1 %).
Milwaukee’s three losses this season have come in opposition to Boston, Cleveland and Oklahoma Metropolis, three of the league prime groups.
After we play the grown-ups, we’ve acquired to be prepared, and we weren’t,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd noticed. “They performed the grown-ups tonight.”
A Charlotte win on Wednesday would even the all-time collection at 53-all.
The street crew has received seven of the final 10 conferences between the 2.

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