Antetokounmpo and the Bucks face the Kings
Milwaukee Bucks (43-26, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (25-45, 13th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup with Sacramento. He currently ranks second in the NBA averaging 29.7 points per game.
The Kings have gone 16-20 in home games. Sacramento gives up 115.3 points to opponents and has been outscored by 5.0 points per game.
The Bucks are 19-14 on the road. Milwaukee ranks second in the NBA with 46.8 rebounds per game. Antetokounmpo paces the Bucks with 11.5.
The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 23 the Bucks won 133-127 led by 34 points from Khris Middleton, while Harrison Barnes scored 29 points for the Kings.
TOP PERFORMERS: De’Aaron Fox is scoring 23.2 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Kings. Barnes is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Bucks. Middleton is averaging 24.4 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-7, averaging 112.6 points, 41.3 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points per game.
Bucks: 7-3, averaging 123.5 points, 48.3 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points.
INJURIES: Kings: Justin Holiday: out (illness), Terence Davis: out (wrist), Jeremy Lamb: out (personal).
Bucks: Lindell Wigginton: out (ankle), Pat Connaughton: out (hand), DeAndre’ Bembry: out for season (knee).