Bucks take on Lakers, seek 4th straight win

Milwaukee Bucks (34-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (26-28, ninth in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee is aiming to keep its three-game winning streak intact when the Bucks take on Los Angeles.

The Lakers are 17-12 in home games. Los Angeles is 10-11 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Bucks are 15-12 on the road. Milwaukee is second in the Eastern Conference with 112.7 points per game and shooting 45.8%.

The two teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Bucks beat the Lakers 109-102 when they last met Nov. 18. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 47 points and Talen Horton-Tucker led the Lakers with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists for the Lakers. LeBron James is averaging 30.8 points over Los Angeles’ last 10 games.

Antetokounmpo is scoring 28.9 points per game with 11.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Bucks. Khris Middleton is averaging 20.5 points, six rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals over Milwaukee’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 4-6, averaged 108.6 points, 43.4 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 109.6 points per game.

Bucks: 7-3, averaged 117.5 points, 45.2 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Their opponents average 113.0 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: Carmelo Anthony: day to day (hamstring), Dwight Howard: day to day (back), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee).

Bucks: George Hill: out (neck), Brook Lopez: out (back).

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