Brooklyn hosts Milwaukee after Antetokounmpo’s 40-point loss | NBA

Milwaukee Bucks (47-28, runners-up in Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (40-36, 8th in Eastern Conference)

New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: Milwaukee visits the Brooklyn Nets after Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points in the Bucks’ 118-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Nets played 28-19 against their Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is 8-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Bucks are 29-18 in the Eastern Conference game. Milwaukee ranks fifth in the NBA with 3-point percentage and shot 36.8% as a downtown team this season. Sandro Mamukelashvili leads them with 42.9% from the 3-point distance.

The teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Nets won the last meeting on February 27, 126-123, with Kyrie Irving scoring 38 points in the win.

POWERFUL: Patty Mills is averaging 11.8 points per game with 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Nets. Kevin Durant has averaged 32.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in his last 10 games for Brooklyn.

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Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 points per game with 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Bucks. Khris Middleton averaged 21.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in his last 10 games for Milwaukee while scoring 44.4%.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 7-3, averaging 121.2 points, 43.3 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 52.2% from the field. Your opponents averaged 112.6 points per game.

Bucks: 7-3, averaging 120.6 points, 47.0 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 117.0 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (back), Joe Harris: Out for the season (ankle).

Bucks: DeAndre’ Bembry: Out for the season (knee).

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

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