The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing very well. They’re trying to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and have won their last six games in the process. On Wednesday, they’ll take on the Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 10:30 PM ET.
Everyone thought the Bucks were in trouble when power forward Jabari Parker went down with a knee injury. But guard Khris Middleton has been picking up some slack, improving since returning from a lingering hamstring problem. Middleton is putting up over 14 points a game with about four rebounds and four assists, giving the Bucks another option outside of star small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Clippers are aiming for home-court advantage in the playoffs, as they jockey for position with Utah for the fourth spot. Guard Chris Paul is starting to round into form after returning from a thumb injury, and power forward Blake Griffin continues to be an all-round force for the Clippers.
Los Angeles is 8-2 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Bucks. But the Bucks managed to beat the Clippers 112-101 at home on March 3. Antetokounmpo put up 24 points and eight assists, while Greg Monroe added 14 off the bench. The Clippers’ top contributors were Paul and Griffin, who put up 21 points each. Griffin also had nine boards and eight assists.