Milwaukee Bucks look to bounce back tonight against Knicks
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks (29-15) end their five-game homestand with a battle against the New York Knicks (23-22) for the second time in many days at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Fiserv Forum.
The Bucks dropped a 122-114 contest to the Celtics last night, the team's first loss in nine games. Milwaukee will look to close out the homestand on a high-note tonight against the No. 5-seed in the Eastern Conference Knicks.
Who to look out for: Giannis Antetokounmpo has been held to under 20 points in the last two games for the Bucks. Expect the two-time MVP to come out strong against New York and get back to producing numbers closer to his season average of 28.3 points per game. For New York, first-time All-Star Julius Randle will be a person the Bucks will have to take special notice of tonight in Milwaukee. Randle is averaging a double-double (18 points per game and 11 rebounds per game) this season against the Bucks.
Injury Report: As of 2:00 p.m., Milwaukee will be without forwards Bobby Portis (health and safety protocol) and Rodions Kurucs (health and safety protocols), while P.J. Tucker is day-today. (calf). For the Knicks, only one player, guard Derrick Rose, is labeled as out for tonight's contest.
Overall: The Bucks, playing on the second day of a back-to-back will be tested by a solid New York Knicks squad. Milwaukee will have to contain Julius Randle and a youthful Knicks roster if they want to win at home before taking off for a six-game road trip out west. New York, one game above .500, will have to find answers to a deep Bucks squad that is 8-1 in their last nine contests.