Antetokounmpo and the Bucks ready to face the Cavaliers

Milwaukee Bucks (51-30, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee in a game against Cleveland. He currently ranks second in the NBA with an average of 29.9 points per game.

The Cavaliers are 9-6 against the rest of their division. Cleveland is 19-25 against opponents over .500.

The Bucks went 33-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee leads the Eastern Conference with 36.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Antetokounmpo averaging 9.6.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Cavaliers won the final game 115-99 on Jan. 27. Kevin Love scored 25 points to help lead the Cavaliers to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland is averaging 2.6 3-pointers per game for the Cavaliers, scoring 21.8 points while shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc. Lauri Markkanen is shooting 45.2 percent and averaging 16.1 points over Cleveland’s last 10 games.

Antetokounmpo is shooting 55.3% and is averaging 29.9 points for the Bucks. Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.8 points in Milwaukee’s last 10 games.


INJURIES: Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for the season (knee), Dean Wade: out for the season (knee).

Bucks: Grayson Allen: out (hip), Luca Vildoza: out (coach’s decision).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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