Top scorers face off in Milwaukee-Denver matchup

January 29, 2022 GMT

Denver Nuggets (27-21, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (31-20, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Milwaukee; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic meet when Milwaukee squares off against Denver. Antetokounmpo is fourth in the NBA averaging 28.8 points per game and Jokic is seventh in the league averaging 26.2 points per game.

The Bucks have gone 18-8 at home. Milwaukee is fourth in the league averaging 112.0 points and is shooting 45.4% from the field.

The Nuggets have gone 14-12 away from home. Denver has a 6-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Bucks won the last matchup 120-109 on Nov. 27, with Antetokounmpo scoring 24 points points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Grayson Allen is shooting 39.1% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, while averaging 11.9 points. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.


Jokic is averaging 26.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists for the Nuggets. Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 5-5, averaging 110.8 points, 47.8 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.

Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 117.5 points, 44.8 rebounds, 30.2 assists, 7.2 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points.

INJURIES: Bucks: Rodney Hood: out (achilles), Brook Lopez: out (back).

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (illness), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).


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