Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee ready for game against Miami


Milwaukee Bucks (16-9, third in Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (14-11, fourth in Eastern Conference)

Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee in a clash against Miami. He is third in the NBA with 27.6 points per game.

The Heat are 8-5 in conference games. Miami is averaging 107.0 points and ahead of its opponents by 2.5 points per game.

The Bucks went 12-6 against opponents in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee leads the NBA with 37.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Antetokounmpo with an average of 9.9.

The teams face off for the third time this season. The Bucks won the last clash on December 5. Pat Connaughton scored 23 points to help the Bucks claim victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Lowry is averaging 13 points and 7.6 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 43.1% in the last 10 games for Miami.

Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 assists for the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.9 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 56.1% in the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 102.1 points, 38.5 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field . Their opponents average 107.3 points per game.

Bucks: 9-1, averaging 114.4 points, 52.2 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Their opponents average 101.9 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Victor Oladipo: outside (right knee), Markieff Morris: outside (neck), Jimmy Butler: day to day (tailbone), Bam Adebayo: outside (thumb).

Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: withdrawn (foot), Semi Ojeleye: withdrawn (calf), Brook Lopez: withdrawn (back), George Hill: withdrawn (knee).

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