The San Antonio Spurs take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.
This is the second and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Spurs won the first matchup 101-95 on January 25th. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points and he added 11 rebounds.
How will the Spurs fare against the Bucks? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-25 overall and 16-17 on the road. The Spurs are coming off an embarrassing 104-100 loss against the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points and 6 assists in the loss.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-33 overall and 19-12 at home. The Bucks are coming off a 85-84 loss against the New Orleans Pelicans. Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 15 points apiece.
San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili– Manu Ginobili is out with a sprained right ankle.
Aron Baynes– Aron Baynes has been ruled out with injured ribs.
O.J. Mayo– O.J. Mayo is out with a hamstring injury.
Jared Dudley– Jared Dudley is out with a back injury.
Key Bucks Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo- Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best young players in the league. He is a terrific defender with incredible size for a wing (6″11), he can pass, and attack the rim. Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Michael Carter-Williams– Michael Carter-Williams is similar to Antetokounmpo in terms of size (6″6) and the ability to do many things. The only problem with Carter-Williams is his three-point shooting (24%). On the season he is averaging 14.8 points, 7 assists and 5.7 rebounds.
Khris Middleton– Khris Middleton is a smooth scorer. He can attack the basket, pull up from 15 feet and shoot the long ball. Like Carter-Williams and Antetokounmpo he can defend multiple positions. On the season Middleton is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds.
The San Antonio Spurs will bounce back despite it being on a second of a back-to-back. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will look to contain Antetokounmpo and Middleton. Expect a big night from Tim Duncan who will be defended by Ilyasova at times.